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Test ID: FBLAS    
MVista Blastomyces Quantitative Antigen

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

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 2 mL of one of the following:

 

Serum collected in SST or red-top tube. Send refrigerated in a plastic screw cap vial.

 

Plasma collected in an EDTA, heparin, or sodium citrate tube. Send refrigerated in a plastic screw

cap vial.

 

Urine, BAL, CSF or sterile body fluid. Send specimen refrigerated in a screw-capped, sterile vial. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

 

Note: Indicate specimen source on request form.

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.

Serum/Plasma: 1.2 mL; CSF: 0.8 mL; Urine/BAL/Other Body Fluids: 0.5 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Tissue, Sputum, Bronchial Brushings, Stool, FNA, Biopsy, Tracheal or Bone Marrow Aspirate; Viscous specimens

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
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 48 hours
 Frozen