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Fungal Antibodies with Reflex to Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion, CSF (Temporary Referral as of 03/08/18)
3000230
Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended for the diagnosis of fungal infection of the central nervous system. Refer to individual fungal antibody tests, as relevant to patient exposure(s).

Mnemonic
FUNG R CSF
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Qualitative Immunodiffusion
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-6 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.35 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Other body fluids. Contaminated, hemolyzed, xanthochromic, or severely lipemic specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
 Aspergillus Antibody, CSF (CF)Less than 1:2
3000231Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by EIA with Reflex to Immunodiffusion, CSF
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
3000230Fungal Antibodies with Reflex to Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion, CSF0.9 IV or less: Negative
1.0-1.4 IV: Equivocal
1.5 IV or greater: Positive
Blastomyces Ab by Immunodiffusion, CSFNone Detected

3000059Coccidioides Antibody by CF, CSF (Temporary Referral as of 03/08/18)Less than 1:2
 Histoplasma M, CSF (CF)Less than 1:2
 Histoplasma Y, CSF (CF)Less than 1:2
 Blastomyces by Immunodiffusion, CSFNone detected

Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Note
Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection. If Blastomyces antibodies are equivocal or positive by EIA then Blastomyces Immunodiffusion will be added. Additional charges apply.
Hotline History
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CPT Code(s)
86606; 86612; 86635; 86698 x2; if reflexed, add 86612
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050711Coccidioides Ab by CF, CSF13917-0
0050751Aspergillus Antibody, CSF (CF)23953-3
0050753Histoplasma M, CSF (CF)27220-3
0050754Histoplasma Y, CSF (CF)27209-6
3000233Blastomyces Antibody by EIA, CSF13201-9
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Aliases
  • Aspergillus Antibody, CSF (CF)
  • Blastomyces Antibody by CF, CSF
  • Coccidioides Ab by CF, CSF
  • Histoplasma M, CSF (CF)
  • Histoplasma Y, CSF (CF)