Test Catalog

Test ID: SSP    
Sporothrix Antibody, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The test is based upon the principle that latex particles sensitized with sporothrix antigens are agglutinated by antibodies that are specific for those antigens. Antibodies against sporothrix of the IgM class are most effective as agglutinins. Results of the latex agglutination test are available within minutes, as compared to 24 to 48 hours for other serological procedures. Due to the type of test procedure (slide agglutination), immunoglobulins other than IgM are not efficiently detected because of the minimum interparticle distance in the suspension and the molecular dimensions of the other immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, etc) are not sufficiently large to span the distance efficiently.(Package insert: LA-SPORO Antibody System, Immuno-Mycologics, Inc, Norman, OK; Blumer SO, Kaufman L, Kaplan W, et al: Comparative evaluation for 5 serological methods for the diagnosis of sporotrichosis. Appl Microbiol 1973 July;26[1]:4-8)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Same day/1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test