Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Histoplasma Serology

Test Name: Histoplasma Serology
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect acute and convalescent blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2019-11-06
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Immunodiffusion, Complement Fixation
Critical Information Required: A completed Public Health Laboratory requisition with the following information is required:
Name of target fungus (ie. Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, or Histoplasma)
clinical symptoms
date of onset
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be refrigerated.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
FUNGSRO
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

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