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8230M
HISTOPLASMA ANTIBODY, SPINAL FLUID

Test Code 8230M 
Test HISTOPLASMA ANTIBODY, SPINAL FLUID 
Methodology Complement Fixation (CF)/Immunodiffusion 
Description Useful for the detection of specific antibodies produced during active histoplasmosis. 
Specimen 1.0 mL (minimum: 0.5 mL) of spinal fluid. Send specimen refrigerated (keep specimen cool with a FROZEN coolant) in a screw-capped, round bottom, plastic vial. Forward promptly. 
Reference Values Mycelial by complement fixation:
negative (positives reported as titer)

Yeast by complement fixation:
negative (positives reported as titer)

Antibody by immunodiffusion:
negative (positives reported as band present) 

Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 86698 x 3