HISTOPLASMA CAPSULATUM DNA, PCR

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Send 5.0 mL whole blood (3.0 mL minimum) refrigerated.

Alternate Specimen
1 mL Bronchoalveolar Lavage, CSF, Urine, Tissue. Frozen. Whole Blood: Yellow ACD A or B refrigerated.

Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Whole Blood:
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Bronchoalveolar Lavage, CSF, Urine:
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 7 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeHISCP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
Source   Not available  
Histoplasma Capsulatum DNA   Not available  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory