Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended. Refer to individual fungal antibody tests, as relevant to patient exposure(s).

Mnemonic
FUNG R SER
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
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.

Remarks

Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.

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
0050100 Aspergillus Antibody by CF Less than 1:8
0050170 Coccidioides Antibody by CF Less than 1:2
0050625 Histoplasma Antibodies by CF
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
  Histoplasma Mycelia, CF Refer to report
  Histoplasma Yeast, CF Refer to report

3000236 Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by EIA with Reflex to Immunodiffusion, Serum
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
3000235 Fungal Antibodies with Reflex to Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion 0.9 IV or less: Negative
1.0-1.4 IV: Equivocal
1.5 IV or greater: Positive
0050172 Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion None Detected

0050172 Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion None detected.

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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
N/A
CPT Codes

86606; 86612; 86635; 86698 x2; if reflexed, add 86612

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050100 Aspergillus Antibody by CF 5053-4
0050170 Coccidioides Antibody by CF 33380-7
0050330 Histoplasma Mycelia, CF 20573-2
0050335 Histoplasma Yeast, CF 20574-0
3000237 Blastomyces Antibody by EIA, SER 16471-5
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Aliases
  • Aspergillus Antibody by CF
  • Blastomyces Antibody by EIA
  • Coccidioides Antibody by CF
  • Histoplasma Mycelia, CF
  • Histoplasma Yeast, CF
Fungal Antibodies with Reflex to Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion