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Test ID: FHST    
MVista Histoplasma Ag Quantitative EIA

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 1 of the following specimens:


Bronchial Washing

Collect 10 mL of Bronchial Washing in leak proofed container.

Ship refrigerate.



1.      Label specimen appropriately (Bronchial Washing)


Pericardial Fluid

Collect 2 mL of Pericardial Fluid in leak proofed container.

Ship refrigerate.



1.       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.

0.5 mL

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




Warm OK; Cold OK






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.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 48 hours