BUFFY COAT FOR HISTOPLASMA (088-0019)
Synonyms: Histoplasma capsulatum, Buffy coat
CPT4 Code: 87206
Test Order Mnemonic: F BC
Applies To: Stain to detect yeast cells consistent with Histoplasma capsulatum in blood smears
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Routine venipuncture
Storage Instructions: Room temperature
Causes for Rejection: Clotted sample
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: 2-3 days
Special Instructions: An Infectious Disease consult may be required.
Volume: 5 ml blood
Container: Lavender-topped (EDTA) tube
Reference Ranges: Negative
Revised 6/22/2011 by T. Friloux