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Fungal Antibody Panel

Components

Name Method Department Units
Fungal Antibody Panel Complement fixation
Immunodiffusion
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
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Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

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

Specimen Preparation

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

Reasons for Rejection

  • Gross lipemia
  • Contamination
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Testing includes both the fungal CF battery and fungal immunodiffusion tests. Antibodies for: Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Histoplasma (2). Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such: parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.

CPT Code

  • 86606 (x2)
  • 86612 (x2)
  • 86635 (x2)
  • 86698 (x3)