Histoplasma Ab Complement Fixation (View in report form.)
|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: |
|CPT CODE: |
86698 X 2
|CDM NUMBER: |
|TEST INFORMATION: |
Includes antibody to Yeast Antigen and to Mycelial Antigen
|TURNAROUND TIME: |
|CONTAINER TYPE: |
red top Vacutainer tube or SST tube
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: |
|REJECTION CRITERIA: |
Improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume
|MINIMUM VOLUME: |
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: |
Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
|REFERENCE RANGE: |
Yeast Antigen; <8 - Mycelial Antigen; <8
Complement Fixation (CF)
|REFERRAL LABORATORY: |
|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: |
Approximately 90 - 95% of patients with histoplasmosis have detectable antibodies. CF titers>=1:8 are generally considered evidence indicative of histoplasmosis. Positive titers are also seen with fungal infections other than histoplasmosis, and confirmation of antibody specificity with immunodiffusion procedures is recommended.
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