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Test ID: FHST    
MVista Histoplasma Antigen EIA

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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 only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Bronchial Washing

Collect 10 mL of Bronchial Washing in leak proofed container.

Ship refrigerate.

 

Required:

1.       Indicate Bronchial Washing on request form.

2.       Label specimen appropriately (Bronchial Washing)

  

Pericardial Fluid

Collect 2 mL of Pericardial Fluid in leak proofed container.

Ship refrigerate.

 

Required:

1.       Indicate Pericardial Fluid on request form.

2.       Label specimen appropriately (Pericardial Fluid)

 

 Note:  Minimum volume does not allow for repeats.

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.

1 mL

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

Specimens other than

Bronchial washing, pericardial fluid

Anticoagulants other than

NA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

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
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 14 days
 Frozen