Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the diagnosis of histoplasmosis. Recommend testing in conjunction with Histoplasma Antibodies by Complement Fixation and Immunodiffusion (0050627) and Histoplasma Galactomannan Antigen Quantitative by EIA, Urine (2009418).

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Lavender (K2 or K3EDTA), green (sodium or lithium heparin), light blue (sodium citrate). Also acceptable: BAL or CSF.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 2 mL plasma to an ARUP standard transport tube. (Min: 1.2 mL)
Transfer 1 mL BAL to an ARUP standard transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Transfer 1 mL CSF to an ARUP standard transport tube. (Min: 0.8 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

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


Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)




3-4 days

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory


For serum specimens refer to Histoplasma Antigen Quantitative by EIA, Serum (ARUP test code 0092522).

Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3005942 Histoplasma Galactomannan Antigen
3005943 Histoplasma Galactomannan Ag, Source
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  • Histoplasma Antigen
Histoplasma Galactomannan Antigen by EIA, Quantitative, Other Body Fluids

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