Blastomyces Dermatitidis Antigen

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 2:10:38 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 5.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 2 days Ambient
2 weeks Refrigerated
Indefinite Frozen
Reference Range: 1.0 EU
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:
Equivocal Result inconclusive after repeated testing 
1 = Negative 
1.0 -2.-0 = Weak Positive; Suggest repeat 
2.1 - 4.0 = Positive; repeat if inconsistent with clinical findings 
4.1 - 10.0 = Moderate Positive 
10.0 = High Positive
Methodology: EIA
Clinical Significance: Aids in diagnosis of disseminated or acute pulmonary blastomycosis Urine is the most sensitive specimen type CSF or BALF improves sensitivity in meningitis or pulmonary blastomycosis
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 5 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Other Testing Facility: MiraVista Diagnostics
PHL Test Code: BDAGS
EPIC Test Code: IMO176
Send Out Test Code: 316
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87449

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