|Test||BLASTOMYCES ANTIBODY, SPINAL FLUID|
|Methodology||Complement Fixation (CF) / Immunodiffusion|
|Description||Useful for detection of antibodies in patients having blastomycosis.|
|Specimen||1.0 mL (minimum: 0.5 mL) of spinal fluid. Send specimen refrigerated in a screw-capped, round-bottom, plastic vial. Forward promptly.|
|Reference Values||Complement fixation: Negative
Positives are reported in titer.
NOTE: Test is positive in < 50% of proven cases and rare in central nervous system disease.
|Analytic Time||2 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|