BLASTOMYCES DERMATITIDIS ANTIGEN BY EIA
- BLASTOMYCES DERMATITIDIS ANTIGEN BY EIA
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- MVista® Blastomyces Ag
- CPT Codes
- Reference Test
Urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Gold top (SST)
2.0 mL for all
- Transport Info
Blood: Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum or plasma to separate plastic tube
Room temperature during shipment
Specimens can be refrigerated up to 2 weeks until transport
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
Urine, CSF, Bronchial fluid, or other sterile body fluid
- Reference Range
Quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Rapid method for the diagnosis of blastomycosis by antigen detection.
Sensitivity is greatest in urine, but antigen also may be detected in other body fluids. Antigen decline with therapy and increase with relapse, offering a method to monitor the effect of treatment and diagnose relapse.