FUNGAL ANTIBODIES BY CF, SERUM

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum (0.35 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Gross lipemia

Methodology
Sermi-quantitative Complement Fixation

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Components   Reference Interval  
Aspergillus Antibody by CF   Less than 1:8  
Blastomyces Antibody by CF   Less than 1:8  
Coccidioides Antibody by CF   Less than 1:2  
Histoplasma Yeast Antibody by CF   Less than 1:8  
Histoplasma Mycelia Antbody by CF   Less than 1:8  

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeFACF
CPT-4 Code (s)
86606, 86612, 86635, 86698 x 2
LOINC Codes
Aspergillus Antibody by CF   5053-4  
Coccidoioides Antibody by CF   33380-7  
Blastomyces Antibody by CF   5057-5  
Histoplasma Yeast Antibody by CF   20574-0  
Histoplasma Mycelia Antibody by CF   20573-2  

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