The MVista® Blastomyces Quantitative Antigen EIA aids in the diagnosis of blastomycosis. Monitoring the Blastomyces antigen also assists in therapeutic decision-making and identification of relapses.
The result is not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
Testing is performed Monday – Saturday.
Results released: 24 – 48 hours
*New positives may require confirmation
Positive Below the Limit of Quantification: Results above the cutoff for positivity but below 0.2 ng/mL fall outside the linear range of the assay. These results are positive, but not accurately quantifiable. Result will be confirmed and reported the next business day.
Positive: 2 – 14.7 ng/mL
Positive Above the Limit of Quantification: Results greater than 14.7ng/mL fall outside the linear range of the assay. These results are positive, but not accurately quantifiable.
MVista® is a registered trademark of MiraVista Diagnostics
Specimen: Urine, Serum, Plasma, CSF, BAL
Serum: Collect serum specimens in serum separator tube. Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. Send in serum separator tube or pipette serum into a transport tube.
Plasma: Collect plasma specimens in an EDTA, heparin or sodium citrate tube. Centrifuge for 15 minutes and pipette plasma into a plastic screw cap vial.
Urine/CSF/BAL/Other Body Fluids: Submit urine, CSF, BAL and all other body fluids in a sterile screw cap container. Urine may be collected by cystocentesis or free catch in a sterile container. Avoid collection of urine from the floor or cage enclosure.
Volume: Serum/plasma 1.2 mL, CSF 0.8 mL, Urine and BAL 0.5 mL
Stability: Room Temperature=2 weeks, Refrigerated=2 weeks, Frozen=indefinite
Ship overnight or 2nd day ambient.