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Histoplasma Antibodies, ID

Histoplasma Precipitin, ARUP #50174, EPIC: LAB6274, SOFT: XHPID

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 0.5 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.1 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 year

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Sunday - Friday.
Results available in 3-5 days.

Reference Range

None detected.

Test Methodology

Qualitative Immunodiffusion.

Interpretation

  • In general immunodiffusion measures IgG and a positive result may suggest active or recent infection.
  • Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.

Clinical Utility

This assay aids in the diagnosis of histoplasmosis.

CPT Code

86698.

Test Codes

ARUP #50174, EPIC: LAB6274, SOFT: XHPID

Last Updated

09/14/2016

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