Histoplasma Antibodies CF/ID
Label Mnemonic: HISTOPAN
Epic code: LAB3326
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
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)
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.
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Qualitative Immunodiffusion
CPT Code:
86698 Histoplasma (ID), 86698 Histoplasma mycelia (CF), 86698 Histoplasma yeast (CF)