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Test Code LAB20384 Blastomyces Antigen Quant

Department

Send Outs

Reference Lab Test Number

BLQA

Primary Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Alternate Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Lavender 4 mL (K3EDTA)

Sterile Urine Cup

Sterile Container

Transport

Serum, Plasma, Urine, CSF, BAL, and other fluids refrigerated

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

Allow sample to clot 30 minutes, centrifuge, separate serum from cells, and send 2.0 mL serum in a screw-capped plastic vial. List all anti-fungal medications patient is receiving.

Stability

Room temperature: 14 days

Refrigerated: 14 days

Frozen; Indefinite

Minimum Testing Volume

1.2 mL Serum and Plasma

2.0 mL Urine, CSF, BAL, other body fluids

Reference Range

None detected

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Performed

Monday-Friday

Reported

4-6 days

CPT Codes

87449

Unacceptable Conditions

Tissue, sputum, bronchial brushings, stool, FNA, biopsy, tracheal or bone marrow aspirate. Specimens too viscous to pipette and specimens in transport media, fixative or isolator tubes.