Blastomyces dermatitidis Antibodies by EIA with Reflex to Immunodiffusion, Serum BLASAB
|Method(s)||Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Qualitative Immunodiffusion|
One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum refrigerated to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
|CPTCode||86612; if reflexed, add 86612|
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