Blastomyces Antibodies by CF and ID
0050626
 
Ordering Recommendation
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.
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 CF Less than 1:8
0050172Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion None detected.
Interpretive Data
Refer to individual components.
Note
Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.
CPT Code(s)
86612 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050130Blastomyces Antibody by CF
0050172Blastomyces dermatitidis Abs, Precipitin
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Fungus serology