MVista Blastomyces Quantitative Antigen
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
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.
Submit only one of the following:
Serum: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL serum refrigerate in a plastic vial.
Plasma: Draw blood in a EDTA, heparin or sodium citrate tube(s). Spin down and send 2 mL plasma refrigerate in a plastic vial.
Urine: Send 2 mL from a random urine collection in sterile screw cap container, shipped refrigerate.
CSF: Collect 2 mL of spinal fluid (CSF) in sterile leak proof container. Send refrigerate in a plastic vial.
Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Collect 2 mL in sterile leak proof container. Send refrigerate in a plastic vial.
Note: 1. Source is required.
2. Separate order required for each specimen.
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.
Blood: 1.8 mL; CSF: 0.8 mL; Urine: 0.5 mL; BAL: 0.5 mL
Specimen that is too viscous to pipette.
Tissue, biopsy, sputum, bronchial brush, tracheal aspirate, FNA, bone marrow aspirate, stool or samples in transport media, fixative or Isolator tubes
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Varies||Refrigerated (preferred)||14 days|