FHSAG - Specimen: MVista Histoplasma Ag Quantitative, Spinal Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FHSAG    
MVista Histoplasma Ag Quantitative, Spinal Fluid  

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated 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.

Specimen Type: Spinal Fluid

Sources: CSF

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:  Collect 2 mL of spinal fluid (CSF). Ship refrigerated. 2 mL of spinal fluid. Send specimen in a plastic, screw-capped vial refrigerated.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.8 mL

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




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 temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
CSFRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 14 days