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Test ID SHSTO Histoplasma Antibody, Serum

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of active histoplasmosis using serum specimens

Method Name

Complement Fixation (CF)/Immunodiffusion

Reporting Name

Histoplasma Ab, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum 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) and Time(s) Performed

Monday; 6 a.m.

Tuesday through Friday; 9:30 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86698 x 3

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SHSTO Histoplasma Ab, S 90227-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
15121 Histoplasma Mycelial 20573-2
15122 Histoplasma Yeast 20574-0
15123 Histoplasma Immunodiffusion 90232-0

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.

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

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

Testing Algorithm

See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.