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Blastomycosis Antibody

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code BLAS
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunodiffusion
Container type Red top (Gold top acceptable)
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.1 mL serum
Processing notes Freeze sample. Order Quest #932. For B&T patients order LabCorp test # 164293
Normal range Negative
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.
CPT coding 86612-90`
LOINC code 5058-3
Last Updated 7/29/2014 12:20:22 PM
Entry Number 121
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