HISTOPLASMA ANTIBODIES PANEL, CF/ID

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely lipemic specimens

Methodology
Complement Fixation/Immunodiffusion

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

Reference Range
Histoplasma Antibodies by ID:   None Detected  
Histoplasma Antibodies by Complement Fixation:   Histoplasma mycelia: <1:8 No antibody  
   Histoplasma yeast: <1:8 No antibody detected  

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeHPIDA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86698 x 3
LOINC Codes
Histoplasma mycelia, CF   20573-2  
Histoplasma yeast, CF   20574-0  
Histoplasma Spp abs, Precipitin   27266-6  

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