Blastomyces Antibodies by CF & ID BLASTO
|Method(s)||Semi Quantitative Complement Fixation/Qualitative Immunodiffusion|
|Collect||One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.|
1 mL serum at 2-8ºC. (Min: 0.25 mL)
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".
After separation from cellls: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated; 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Severely lipemic or contaminated specimens.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Blastomyces Antibody by CF: Less than 1:8