Blastomyces Antigen
Label Mnemonic: BLAGO
Epic Lab Code: LAB2725
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
CSF or BAL Fluid
Collection Medium:
Sterile container
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 2 mL CSF or BAL Fluid
Absolute Minimum: 0.8 mL CSF or 0.5 BAL Fluid
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1 week upon receipt at reference laboratory
Interpretive Data:
Positive Below the Limit of Quantification: Results above the cutoff for positivity, but below 0.2 ng/mL fall outside the linear range of the assay. These results are positive, but not accurately quantifiable. Results will be confirmed and reported the next business day.

Positive: 0.2-14.7 ng/mL

Positive Above the Limit of Quantification: Results greater than 14.7 ng/mL fall outside the linear range of the assay. These results are positive, but not accurately quantifiable.
Comments:
Please print, complete, and submit the MiraVista Diagnostics Medical Test Requisition with the specimen and A-1a Miscellaneous Request or Epic Req.

Interfering substances include Sputolysin and Sodium hydroxide.

Intended Use
*Aid in the diagnosis of blastomycosis
*Monitoring therapy
Test Limitations:
*Sputolysin and NaOH treatment degrade the analyte detected in the assay. *Failure of antigen to rise does not exclude relapse.
Methodology:
Quantitative Sandwich Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
CPT Code:
87449
 
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery