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; 10/17/2018)

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


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

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

Same day/1 to 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