Test Catalog

Test ID: FBLAS    
MVista Blastomyces Quantitative Antigen

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only one of the following:


Serum: 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.


Plasma: Draw blood in EDTA, heparin or sodium citrate tube(s). Spin down and send 2 mL plasma refrigerate in a plastic vial.


Urine: Send 2 mL from a random urine collection in sterile screw cap container, shipped refrigerate.


CSF: Collect 2 mL of spinal fluid (CSF) in sterile leak proof container. Send refrigerate in a plastic vial.


Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Collect 2 mL in sterile leak proof container. Send refrigerate in a plastic vial.


Note:    1. Source is required.

            2. Separate order required for each specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Blood: 1.8 mL; Serum/Plasma: 1.2 mL; CSF: 0.8 mL; Urine: 0.5 mL; BAL: 0.5 mL

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










Specimen that is too viscous to pipette.

Tissue, biopsy, sputum, bronchial brush, tracheal 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 TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 14 days