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:
Collect 2 mL of Bronchial Washing in leak proofed container.
1. Label specimen appropriately (Bronchial Washing)
Collect 2 mL of Pericardial Fluid in leak proofed container.
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.
Warm OK; Cold OK
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|