Blastomyces Antibody Panel, CF and ID [70070X]

Test Code
0492

CPT Codes
86612 (x2)

Includes
Blastomyces Antibody, Complement Fixation, Serum; Blastomyces Antibody, Immunodiffusion, Serum

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.2 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw cap-vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Complement Fixation (CF) • Immunodiffusion (ID)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon, Wed, Fri p.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
Blastomyces Ab, CF <1:8
Blastomyces Ab, ID Negative


Clinical Significance
Blastomycosis, caused by the fungus blastomyces dermatitidis, occurs most commonly in men ages 20-69 years. Infection may be transient or lead to chronic, progressive pulmonary disease.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.