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MVista(R) Histoplasma Quantitative Antigen, EIA (58792)

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)


Synonyms

Histoplasma Capsulatum Antigen EIA

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to Mira Vista


Epic ID

LAB09761

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

3-5 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.5-1.2 mL Random Urine

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

List all antifungal agents patient is receiving. 1.2-0.5 mL Serum collected in a (red-top) tube, plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or sodium heparin (green-top) or 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube; 0.8 mL CSF or 0.5 mL Bronchial lavage/wash (BAL) in a sterile screw cap container is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 14 Days; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: Indefinite

Rejection Criteria

Stored in transport media; Tissue; Sputum; Bronchial brushings; Stool; Fine needle aspiration; Biopsy; Tracheal or bone marrow aspirate; Fixative or isolator tubes; If specimen is too viscous to pipette

Test Volume Required

1.2 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.5-0.8 mL


Comments

IInterfering substances and cross-reactivities include sodium hydroxide and sputolysin. Cross-reactivity occurs between blastomycosis and histoplasmosis and in paracoccidioidomycosis, penicillosis, coccidioidomycosis, aspergillosis and sporotrichosis.


CPT Codes

87385


Revised

11/10/23

Initials

SA