CBLAS - Specimen: Blastomyces Antibody by EIA, Spinal Fluid

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Test ID: CBLAS    
Blastomyces Antibody by EIA, Spinal Fluid

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If result is equivocal or positive, CBL / Blastomyces Antibody by Immunodiffusion, Spinal Fluid will be ordered at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

CSF

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.8 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
CSFRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 14 days

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