Blastomyces Antibody, CSF
Coccidioides Antibody, CSF
Histoplasma Antibody, CSF
Blastomyces Ab, CSF.
Coccidioides Ab, CSF.
Histoplasma Ab, CSF.
Fungal Serology Panel, CSF
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Routine testing is performed by the complement fixation method. Immunodiffusion methodology will be used to resolve questions of cross-reactivity, if the specimen has anti-complementary antibodies or if specifically requested in suspected cases of blastomycosis.
To obtain serologic evidence of an immune response (antibody production) to Histoplasma capsulatum, Blastomyces dermatitidis, or Coccidioides immitis.
Negative. A four-fold or greater rise in titer between acute and convalescent paired specimens, collected 14-21 days apart is consistent with the diagnosis of recent infection. In the presence of high titer against one fungal pathogen, other low level antibody titers may represent a cross-reaction and are not considered significant.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
MLabs client requests for this test will be sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.