BLASTOMYCES ANTIGEN, QUANTITATIVE

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Allow sample to clot 30 minutes, centrifuge, separate serum from cells, and send 2.0 mL (1.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: red-top
Plasma: EDTA, heparin, sodium citrate
Urine, CSF, BAL, other body fluids (2.0 mL)

Rejection Criteria
Tissue, sputum, bronchial brushings, stool, FNA, biopsy, tracheal or bone marrow aspirate. Specimens too viscous to pipette and specimens in transport media, fixative or isolator tubes.

Methodology
Enzyme Linked Immunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinite

Reference Range
None detected

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeBLAG
CPT-4 Code (s)
87449
LOINC Codes
54455-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory