Blastomyces Dermatitidis QNT AG
Aid in the diagnosis of blastomycosis
Monitor treatment to help determine when treatment can be discontinued
Aid in diagnosis of relapse
Cross-reactions are seen with histoplasmosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, penicilliosis, less frequently in coccidiooidomycosis, rarely in aspergillosis and possibly sporotrichosis. Sputolysin, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide treatment degrade the analyte detected in the assay. Sputolysin, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide treatment degrade the analyte detected in the assay.
Negative results do not exclude blastomycosis. Testing of both urine and serum offers the highest sensitivity. Failure of the antigen to rise does not exclude relapse.
The result is not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
*New positives may require confirmation
None Detected: <0.31 ng/mLPositive: ≥0.31 ng/mL – 20.00 ng/mLPositive Above the Limit of QuantificationsResults greater than 20.00 ng/mL fall outside the linear range of the assay. These results are positive, but not accurately quantifiable.
Results should be correlated with clinical presentation and history