TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FHIST    
MVista Histoplasma Ag Quantitative, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete 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 Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.2 mL

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

Hemolysis NA
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 performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 14 days
 Frozen