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)
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
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.
Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.
Sunday - Friday.
Results available in 3-5 days.
- 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.
This assay aids in the diagnosis of histoplasmosis.
ARUP #50174, EPIC: LAB6274, SOFT: XHPID
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