Ordering Recommendation

Rapid test for identifying B. dermatitidis (yeast or mold form) from a pure isolate.

Mnemonic
MC BP
Methodology

Nucleic Acid Probe/MALDI (Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization)

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-7 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Actively growing fungal isolate in pure culture

Specimen Preparation

Transport sealed container with pure culture on non-blood containing fungal medium.  Place each specimen in individually sealed bag.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Mixed or non-viable organisms. Agar plate.

Remarks

Results may be delayed if growth of the organism is inadequate.

Stability

Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

Varies based on identification methods

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0062224 Blastomyces dermatitidis - DNA Probe 4990-8
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Aliases
  • B dermatitidis DNA test
  • B dermatitidis identification
Blastomyces dermatitidis Identification