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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

BLASTOMYCES ANTIBODY, CSF

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

BABC

Synonyms:

Blastomyces Serology, CSF; Blastomyces Antibody, Spinal fluid

CPT Codes:

86612 x2 – Antibody; Blastomyces

Test Includes:

Complement fixation and immunodiffusion testing

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for detection of antibodies in patients having blastomycosis.

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories (Test# CBL)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

2 - 7 days; test is set up Tuesday - Friday and Sunday

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

CSF

Container:

Screw capped, sterile vial

Draw Volume:

1 mL CSF

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.3 mL) CSF

Collection:

Routine CSF collection

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Store specimen refrigerated in a round-bottom, plastic vial. Send refrigerated. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Specimens other than CSF, mislabeled or unlabeled samples

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Complement fixation:

Negative

Positives are reported in titer.

Note: Test is positive in <50% of proven cases and rare in central nervous system disease.

Immunodiffusion:

Negative

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

A negative result does not rule out blastomycosis..

Patients with histoplasmosis may have low-titered cross reactions.

Methodology:

Complement Fixation (CF)/Immunodiffusion

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories November 2012
Phone: 1-800-533-1710



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