Histoplasma antibodies

Use(s):

Diagnosis of histoplasmosis

Description:

Determination of the presence of antibodies to Histoplasma capsulatum by immunodiffusion and complement fixation test to yeast and mycelial antigen.

Specimens:

Serum 500 µl minimum or 5 mL clotted blood.

Results:

Immunodiffusion: Negative, Positive (M or M+H band); CFT: Negative, Positive (Titre) to mycelial and/or yeast antigens

95% Turnaround Time:

14 days. The CFT is only carried out once a week (Wed-Thur).

Note:

Inclusion of travel history is useful for confirming potential exposure to these fungi.


Page Reviewed: 02/07/19 | Updated by: Kevin Roberts