Histoplasma Tests

Histoplasmosis is caused by the soil-borne fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, which is endemic to many central and eastern US states (especially the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi River valleys).  Cases are also observed from southern California, and the highest incidence of veterinary cases appears to be in Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding areas.

Cats are most frequently affected by histoplasmosis, although dogs, horses, and many other species are susceptible.  MiraVista Veterinary Diagnostics developed the first antigen test for histoplasmosis, and now we also offer Histoplasma species-specific IgG antibody tests.