Blastomyces Ab Blood 932

Test Code
BLAST

Alias/See Also
BLAST

CPT Codes
86612

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
1

Instructions
Collect SST and send serum at room temp.

Transport Container
SST

Transport Temperature
T

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

Methodology
Immunodiffusion (ID)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues-Sat a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Limitations
Cross reactions are observed in patients with histoplasmosis and coccidioidomycosis.

Reference Range
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



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