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Blastomyces Antibodies by CF and ID
0050626
Ordering Recommendation

Recommended test if serology is used to aid in the diagnosis of blastomycosis.

Mnemonic
BLASTO PAN
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Qualitative Immunodiffusion
Performed
Sun-Fri
Reported
2-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated or severely lipemic specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
0050130Blastomyces Antibody by CFLess than 1:8
0050172Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by ImmunodiffusionNone detected.

Interpretive Data
Refer to individual components.

Note
Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050130Blastomyces Antibody by CF5057-5
0050172Blastomyces dermatitidis Abs, Precipitin5058-3
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Aliases
  • Blastomycosis Antibody
  • Fungus serology