Blastomyces Quantitative Antigen, Urine

Last Modified: 12/13/2021 12:25:01 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Urine in a Plastic Container
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 1.5 mL Urine
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

1 month Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria: Inadequate specimen volume, particulate matter or viscosity that would not alow the specimen to be pipetted. Greater than 14 days withouth refrigeration or freezing. Sputum is not an acceptable specimen type.
Reference Range:

None Detected


None Detected
Antigen not detected
Below the Limit of Quantification
Positive, Low
Antigen detected, below the limit of quantification
0.2 – 1.9
Positive, Low
Antigen detected, low concentration
2.0 – 14.7
Positive, Moderate
Antigen detected, moderate concentration
Above the Limit of Quantification
Positive, High
Antigen detected, above the limit of quantification

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:
A change of 2 ng/mL or more compared to prior specimen is significant, and should be considered in conjunction with clinical and other laboratory findings in deciding if the patient is respoinding to or failing treatment.
Methodology: EIA
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation: Interfering Substances - Sputolysin and Sodium Hydroxide
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Other Testing Facility: MiraVista Diagnostics
PHL Test Code: BDAGU
EPIC Test Code: LAB2632
Send Out Test Code: 316
Alternate Test Names: Blastomyces Ag Urine; Blastomyces Antigen Assay; Blastomyces Quantitative Antigen, Urine
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87449

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