Blastomyces Dermatitidis Abs ID
Label Mnemonic: BLASTO
Epic Lab Code: LAB2724
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 0.5 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: 0.1 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Other body fluids.
Turn Around Time:
2-4 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
None detected
Interpretive Data:
A positive result may suggest active or recent infection. The test is positive in about 80% of cases. Cross-reactions occur, especially with histoplasmosis. A negative test (none detected) does not exclude blastomycosis.
Methodology:
Qualitative Immunodiffusion
CPT Code:
86612