Blastomyces Antibodies by CF & ID BLASTO

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

1 mL serum at 2-8ºC. (Min: 0.25 mL)

Remarks

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. 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. Please mark specimens plainly as "ACUTE" or "CONVALESCENT".

Stability

After separation from cellls: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated; 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).

Unacceptable Conditions

Severely lipemic or contaminated specimens.

Schedule Sun-Fri
Billing Code 5011272
CPTCode 86612x2
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Blastomyces Antibody by CF: Less than 1:8
Blastomyces Antibody by ID: None detected.

No Appointment Necessary
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