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Lab Test Dictionary

Histoplasma capsulatum DNA, RT-PCR (90249)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-2 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.5-1 mL Bronchial lavage (BAL)/wash, CSF, Random Urine or Tissue

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

0.5-5 mL Whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable (48 Hours for Whole Blood); Refrigerated: Unacceptable (7 Days for Whole Blood); Frozen: 7 Days (Unacceptable for Whole Blood)

Test Volume Required

1-5 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes