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Item Value
ClinicalQuestion Does my patient have histoplasmosis?
TestEntryNumber 1509
TestName Fungal Culture, Blood
Synonyms H. capsulatum; Histoplasma capsulatum
IsThisScreeningTest Yes
PubMedID 21810734
Comment This test is useful in any patient suspected of disseminated H. capsulatum infection. Urine antigen test is first line test.
Sensitivity Antigenuria was detected in 91.8% of 158 patients with disseminated histoplasmosis, 83.3% of 6 patients with acute histoplasmosis, 30.4% of 46 patients with subacute histoplasmosis, and 87.5% of 8 patients with chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis;
Specificity Unknown
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