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|Performed by||Focus via Quest|
|Container type||Red top (Gold top acceptable)|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.1 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Refrigerate sample. Order Quest #932. For B&T patients order LabCorp test # 164293|
|Stability||Room temperature 8 hours, refrigerated 3 days, frozen at -20C 6 months.|
|Turn around times||Set up 5x per week. Turnaround time 4-6 days|
|Additional information||Blastomycosis, caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis, occurs most commonly in men ages 20-69 years. Infection may be transient or lead to chronic, progressive pulmonary disease.
A positive result is diagnostic of active or recent blastomycosis and is found in approximately 80% of proven cases of blastomycosis.
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:51:26 AM|