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Histoplasma serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: 5ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, Specify travel and exposure history, describe symptoms

Turnaround Time: 7-14 days

Diagnosis of Histoplasma capsulatum infection by antibody detection

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: PHE Bristol