|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:|
Intended use is as an aid in diagnosis of blastomycosis or to monitor therapy.
Test performed Monday - Thursday only.
2 - 7 days
Sealed sterile urine container (no preservative); red top Vacutainer tube or SST tube; sealed sterile cerebrospinal fluid collection tube; sealed sterile sputum or Leuken's container.
Urine, serum separated from the clot, plasma separated from the red cell layer, CSF, bronchial, or other sterile body fluid
Inadequate specimen volume, particulate matter or viscosity that would not allow the specimen to be pipetted.
Store in refrigerator if not sent the same day as obtained.
Negative = None Detected, Low Positive = Below the Limit of Quantification, Low Positive = 0.20-1.99 ng/ml, Moderate Positive = 2.00-14.70 ng/ml, High Positive = Above the Limit of Quantification
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST:|
Cross-reactions occur in histoplasmosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, penicilliosis, coccidioidomycosis and rarely in aspergillosis and possibly in sporotrichosis. Sputolysin and NaOH treatment degrade the analyte detected in the assay. Negative results do not exclude blastomycosis: testing both urine and serum offers the highest sensitivity.
Quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay (EIA)