Department

Referred Work

Preferred Sample Type

Actinomycetes/Humidifier

Suitable Specimen Types

  • Serum
2 mL

Specimen Transport

Sent 1st class post overnight to referral laboratory

Sample Processing in Laboratory

Sample Preparation

Turnaround Time

14 Days

Sample Stability

Actinomycetes/Humidifier

General Information

Precipitating IgG antibodies to fungal antigens may be associated with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, presence of the antibody is not diagnostic but can be a marker of exposure and should be interpreted in light of the clinical findings.

Patient Preparation

Notes

Reference Range

Negative

Specifications

  • EQA Scheme?: No
  • EQA Status:

    No EQA scheme available

The laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital form part of the services provided by University Hospitals Birmingham and are UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standard. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the UKAS website using the following link: https://www.ukas.com/find-an-organisation/

  • Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital pathology laboratories are a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8217
  • United Kingdom Health Security Agency laboratory is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8213

Tests not appearing on the UKAS Schedule of Accreditation currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

For further test information, please visit the test database: http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.

Protection of personal information - Laboratory Medicine comply with the Trust Data Protection policy and have procedures in place to allow the Directorate and its employees to comply with the Data Protection act  1998 and associated best practice and guidance.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235

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