Histoplasma Antibodies CF/ID
Label Mnemonic: HISTOPAN
Epic Lab Code: LAB3326
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1.0 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Contaminated or severely lipemic specimens.
Turn Around Time:
2-4 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
  Test Component Reference Range Histoplasma Antibody by ID None detected Histoplasma Yeast Antibody by CF < 1:8 Histoplasma Mycelia Antibody by CF < 1:8
Test Limitations:
Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.
Methodology:
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Qualitative Immunodiffusion
CPT Code:
86698 Histoplasma (ID), 86698 Histoplasma mycelia (CF), 86698 Histoplasma yeast (CF)