Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended. Refer to individual fungus-related tests appropriate to patient exposure.

Mnemonic
FUNG PPT
Methodology

Qualitative Immunodiffusion

Performed

Sun-Fri

Reported

3-6 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: 0.4 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Body fluid.

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
0050171 Aspergillus spp. Antibodies by Immunodiffusion None detected
0050172 Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion None detected.
0050183 Coccidioides immitis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion (INACTIVE as of 11/16/20: Refer to 3001982 in the November Hotline) None detected.
0050174 Histoplasma spp. Antibodies by Immunodiffusion None detected.

Interpretive Data

Refer to individual components.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86606; 86612; 86635; 86698

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050171 Aspergillus spp. Abs, Precipitin 5052-6
0050172 Blastomyces dermatitidis Abs, Precipitin 5058-3
0050174 Histoplasma spp. Abs, Precipitin 5218-3
0050183 Coccidioides immitis Abs, Precipitin 5095-5
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Aliases
  • Aspergillus spp. Abs
  • Precipitin
  • Precipitin Blastomyces dermatitidis Abs
  • Precipitin Coccidioides immitis Abs
  • Precipitin Histoplasma spp. Abs
Fungal Antibodies by Immunodiffusion