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Test ID CHIST Histoplasma Antibody, Spinal Fluid

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of Histoplasma meningitis in spinal fluid specimens

Method Name

Complement Fixation (CF)/Immunodiffusion

Reporting Name

Histoplasma Ab, CSF

Specimen Type

CSF


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

MYCELIAL BY COMPLEMENT FIXATION (CF)

Negative (positives reported as titer)

 

YEAST BY CF

Negative (positives reported as titer)

 

ANTIBODY BY IMMUNODIFFUSION

Negative (positives reported as band present)

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86698 x 3

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CHIST Histoplasma Ab, CSF 91684-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
15118 Histoplasma Mycelial (CSF) 27220-3
15119 Histoplasma Yeast (CSF) 27209-6
15120 Histoplasma Immunodiffusion (CSF) 91682-5

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Report Available

2 to 7 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.