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Histoplasma Antibodies

Mnemonic:    [Histo CF/ID]
Name:    Histoplasma Antibodies
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Severely lipemic samples are unacceptable/
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050627
  Method:    Complement Fixation/Immunodiffusion
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labelled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen.

Includes:
Histoplasma Antibody by ID
Histoplasma mycelia Antibody by CF
Hisotplasma yeast Antibody by CF
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent".