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Test Code U Histo A Histoplasma Antigen, Urine

Clinical System Name

Histoplasma Antigen, Urine

Synonyms

Histo Ag U
Histoplasma Ag

Description

Histoplasma galactomannan is frequently detected in urine from patients with disseminated histoplasmosis.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Urine

Container(s): Sterile Leak Proof Container

Preferred Vol: 10 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note:                OverOOvov

 Overnight OO

Overnight fasting is required



Overnight fasting is required

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: CSF, serum, and BAL are NOT acceptable sample types.

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Aliquot urine into sterile falcon tube. Place sample in CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Aliquot urine into sterile falcon tube. Transport room temperature

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Room temp 7 d
  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Collected daily; Set-up T - Sa at Quest

2 - 4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

<0.5 ng/mL

Methodology

Method: Immunoassay (IA)

Analytical Volume: 1.0 mL urine

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87385

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Histoplasma Galactomannan Antigen, Urine
Reference Test Number:

91212

Instructions: Send out M - F with the Quest courier.