Histoplasma Antibodies by CF & ID
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Qualitative Immunodiffusion
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
- Patient Preparation
- 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
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Contaminated or severely lipemic specimens.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|Test Number||Components||Reference Interval|
|0050174||Histoplasmaspp. Antibodies by Immunodiffusion||None detected.|
|Histoplasma Yeast Antibody by CF||Less than 1:8|
|HistoplasmaMycelia Antibody by CF||Less than 1:8|
Refer to individual components.
Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
|0050174||Histoplasma spp. Abs, Precipitin|
|0050330||Histoplasma Mycelia, CF|
|0050335||Histoplasma Yeast, CF|