Histoplasma Antibodies by CF & ID HSTP

Method(s) Complement Fixation/Immunodiffusion
Specimen Required
Collect One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.
Transport

1 mL serum at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.25 mL)

Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Unacceptable Conditions Severely lipemic or contaminated samples.
Schedule Sun-Fri
Billing Code 5010442
CPTCode 86698 Histoplasma (ID); 86698 Histoplasma mycelia (CF); 86698 Histoplasma yeast (CF)
Notes Separate serum from cells ASAP. Acute and convalescent samples must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute samples. Please mark sample plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
ComponentReference Interval
Histoplasma Antibody by ID
None detected.
Histoplasma Mycelia Antibody by CFLess than 1:8
Histoplasma Yeast Antibody by CFLess than 1:8
No Appointment Necessary
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