Fungal Antibodies with Reflex to Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion, Serum
Not recommended for the diagnosis of fungal infection. Includes testing by complement fixation for Aspergillus, Coccidioides, and Histoplasma and testing by immunoassay for Blastomyces. Refer to individual fungus-specific testing according to patient exposure: Coccidioides Antibodies Panel, Serum (0050588); Aspergillus Antibodies by Complement Fixation and Immunodiffusion, Serum (0050101); Histoplasma Antibodies by Complement Fixation and Immunodiffusion, Serum (0050627); and Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunoassay with Reflex to Immunodiffusion, Serum (3000236).
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Immunodiffusion
New York DOH Approval Status
Serum separator tube.
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 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."
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|Aspergillus Antibodies by CF||Less than 1:8|
|Coccidioides Antibody by CF||Less than 1:2|
|Histoplasma Mycelia Antibodies by CF||Less than 1:8|
|Histoplasma Yeast Antibodies by CF||Less than 1:8|
|Blastomyces Antibodies EIA, SER||0.9 IV or less|
Refer to report.
This test detects antibodies to Aspergillus, Coccidioides, and Histoplasma by complement fixation and Blastomyces by immunoassay.
If Blastomyces antibodies are equivocal or positive by immunoassay, then Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by Immunodiffusion will be added. Additional charges apply.
86606; 86612; 86635; 86698 x2; if reflexed, add 86612
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050100||Aspergillus Antibodies by CF||5053-4|
|0050170||Coccidioides Antibody by CF||33380-7|
|0050330||Histoplasma Mycelia Antibodies by CF||20573-2|
|0050335||Histoplasma Yeast Antibodies by CF||20574-0|
|3000237||Blastomyces Antibodies EIA, SER||16471-5|