BLASTOMYCES ANTIBODIES (CF/ID)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely lipemic or contaminated samples

Methodology
Complement Fixation (CF), Immunodiffusion (ID)

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Complement fixation: <1:8 No antibody detected
Immunodiffusion: None detected

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeBAPA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86612 x 2
LOINC Codes
5058-3
5057-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory