The MVista® Histoplasma Quantitative EIA test aids in the diagnosis of histoplasmosis. Monitoring the Histoplasma antigen helps to determine when treatment can be stopped and to diagnose relapse.
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
EIA New Test Parameters
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 serum in serum separator tube or transfer 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 leak-proof container.
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