HISTOPLASMA ANTIBODIES BY CF

Mnemonic

HISTO

Synonym

Histo AB

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate from cells ASAP. Acute and convalescent testing is preferred. Convalescent sample must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute sample. Mark specimens plainly as Acute or Convalescent.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Severely lipemic or contaminated specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeat freeze/thaw cycle

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Complement Fixation

Referral Lab

ARUP (50625)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86698 (X2)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:14 AM