Specimen Requirements

Title

BLASTOMYCES ANTIBODY (ID)

Specimen Requirement

DRAW BLOOD IN A PLAIN RED-TOP TUBE. CENTRIFUGE, SEPARATE AND SEND 1.0 mL SERUM (0.1mL MINIMUM) REFRIGERATED IN A SCREW-CAPPED PLASTIC VIAL.

ALTERNATE SPECIMEN:  SST

Methodology

IMMUNODIFFUSION

Stability

ROOM TEMPERATURE: 7 DAYS; REFRIGERATED: 14 DAYS; FROZEN: 30 DAYS

Reference Range

NEGATIVE

Turnaround

5-7 days Performed Monday-Friday

Clinical Use

Test Code

BLIDF