|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:|
86698 X 2
Includes antibody to Yeast Antigen and to Mycelial Antigen
Improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume
Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
Yeast Antigen; <8 - Mycelial Antigen; <8
Complement Fixation (CF)
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.