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Non-Indigenous Mycoses Serology

Alias: Endemic Dimorphic Fungi, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis

Discipline: Virology

Test information: Endemic deep or systemic mycoses are common in specific geographical areas of the world. Although the manifestations of endemic mycoses are well defined, their diagnosis cannot be solely based on clinical presentation, since symptoms overlap among them and with other infectious diseases. Serology may aid in the diagnosis of non-indigenous mycoses in combination with clinical, epidemiological data.

Only send after discussion with consultant microbiologist.

Availability: Referred to Severn Pathology North Bristol NHS Trust: Monday - Friday during routine hours: 08:45 - 17:15.

Turnaround Time: 6 Days upon receipt at Severn Pathology North Bristol NHS Trust

Specimen Type(s)
  • Clotted blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Plain Top Sarstedt;
  • Blastomycosis ;
  • Coccidioidomycosis;
  • Histoplasmosis;
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
5-10 mL
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
  • Minimum-clotting time 30 minutes.
  • Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Outside of normal hours samples should be refrigerated (2 °C to 8 °C).
  • Please indicate travel history.
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Results: Positive / Negative
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 03-06-2023