Histoplasma capsulatum Identification, DNA Probe

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
Pure isolate on an agar slant in a double-walled container

Minimum Volume

Transport Container
Appropriate Culture Media

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Nucleic Acid Probe

Setup Schedule
Set up: 2 days a week, as needed; Report available: 2-4 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Clinical Significance
Histoplasmosis is usually asymptomatic or mild. Some patients develop chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis or acute disseminated histoplasmosis that is often life-threatening.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

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.