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Fungal Antibodies with Reflex to Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by ID, Serum (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Fungal Antibodies Comp Fix Complement fixation
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
Immunodiffusion
Send Out Titer

Battery Members

Aspergillus Ab, Blastomyces Ab, Coccidioides Ab, Histoplasma yeast and mycelia Ab

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 day(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Gross lipemia
  • Contamination
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Icteric specimen

Comments

Mark specimens as acute or convalescent. Convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen.

CPT Code

  • 86606
  • 86612
  • 86635
  • 86698 (x2)
  • if reflexed add 86612