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CBL-M
BLASTOMYCES ANTIBODY, SPINAL FLUID

Test Code CBL-M 
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.
Immunodiffusion: negative 

Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 86612