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Histoplasma Ag Quantitative EIA, Serum

Components

Name Method Department Units
Histoplasma Quant Ag, Serum Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
Send Out ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 week(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Specimens in media or preservatives
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Not the same as Histoplasma titer. For Histoplasma titer see Fungal Antibody Panel.

CPT Code

  • 87385