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BLASTOMYCOSIS

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code SUPL
Performed by? Reference Laboratory - ARUP web page for Blastomyces Antibodies by CF & ID test details.
Sendout? yes
Price range $
Method CF; ID
Additional information Rise in CF titer is significant. Titer parallels severity. Test lacks sensitivity and specificity. Cross reactions frequently occur with coccidioides and histoplasma infections.

Consistently anticomplementary sera, which will cause an invalid CF test, are sent to CDC for ID testing. Demonstration of precipitin bands denotes recent or current infection.
CPT coding 86612 Blastomyces Ab (CF); 86612 Blastomyces Ab (ID)
Last Updated 1/29/2009 4:39:11 PM
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