FHIST - Specimen: MVista Histoplasma Ag Quantitative, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FHIST    
MVista Histoplasma Ag Quantitative, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum

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: Serum

Container/Tube: Red or SST

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s). (Serum gel tube is acceptable.) Spin down and send 2 mL serum refrigerate in a plastic vial

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

1.2 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Specimen that is too viscous to pipette.

Tissue, biopsy, sputum, bronchial 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
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 14 days
 Frozen