Ordering Recommendation

Diagnose and monitor B. dermatitidis. For serum specimens, refer to Blastomyes Antigen Quantitative by EIA (2002926).

Mnemonic
BLASTOAG U
Methodology

Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay

Performed

Tue, Thu, Sat

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Urine.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL urine to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens preserved in boric acid.

Remarks
Stability

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

Reference Interval

Not Detected

Interpretive Data

The quantitative range of this assay is 1.25-200 U/mL. Antigen concentrations  less than 1.25 U/mL or greater than 200 U/mL fall outside the linear range of the assay and cannot be accurately quantified.

This EIA test should be used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures, including microbiological culture, histological examination of biopsy samples, serology and/or radiographic evidence, to aid in the diagnosis of blastomycosis.

Cross-reactivity with other endemic mycoses (Histoplasma and Coccidioides) may occur. Positive test results should be correlated with other clinical findings and relevant exposure history.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87449

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3001799 Blastomyces dermatitidis EIA, Interp 41746-9
3001800 Blastomyces Antigen, Urine
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Aliases
Blastomyces Antigen Quantitative by EIA, Urine