HIBLC - Overview: Histoplasma/Blastomyces Antibody Panel, Spinal Fluid

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Test Name

Test ID: HIBLC    
Histoplasma/Blastomyces Antibody Panel, Spinal Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful


Aiding in the diagnosis of Histoplasma meningitis



Detection of antibodies in patients having blastomycosis

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CHISTHistoplasma Ab, CSFYesYes
CBLASBlastomyces Ab, EIA, CSFYesYes

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CBLBlastomyces Ab Immunodiffusion, CSFYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If Blastomyces antibody, EIA is positive or equivocal, then Blastomyces antibody, Immunodiffusion will be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

CHIST: Complement Fixation (CF)/Immunodiffusion (ID)

CBLAS: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Histoplasma/Blastomyces Ab, CSF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Fungal Serology
Histoplasma capsulatum
Blastomyces dermatitidis