Blastomyces Antibody, Immunodiffusion, Serum (BLAID)

Test Code

Quest Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum on gold top tube

Minimum Volume
0.2 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plain red top tube

Transport Container
Transport tube

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis or lipemia

Immunodiffusion (ID)

Setup Schedule

Report Available
6 days

Cross reactions are observed in patients with histoplasmosis and coccidioidomycosis.

Reference Range


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-Chantilly VA
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-2228

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.