Test Catalog

Test ID: FBMO    
MVista Blastomyces Quantitative Antigen, Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only one of the following:

Specimen Type: CSF or Bronchoalveolar Fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile leak-proof container

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

CSF: Collect 2 mL of spinal fluid (CSF) in sterile leak-proof container. Send refrigerated in a plastic screw cap vial.

Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Collect 2 mL in sterile leak-proof container. Send refrigerated in a plastic screw cap vial.


 1. Specimen type is required.

 2. Separate order required for each specimen.

 3. Sputolysin, sodium hydroxide, and potassium hydroxide treatment degrade the analyte detected in the assay.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

CSF: 0.8 mL; BAL: 0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Specimen that is too viscous to pipette. Tissue, biopsy, sputum, bronchial brush, tracheal aspirate, FNA, bone marrow aspirate, stool or samples in transport media, fixative or Isolator tubes

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Ambient 14 days