firstname.lastname@example.orgPurpose of the test:
Diagnose, confirm and exclude histoplasmosis in at risk patients. Evaluate the efficacy of the treatment.Short description of the test:
The test is a quantitative PCR based on the detection of a repeated gene specific for Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum, and var. duboisii (100% specific tested against 93 fungal species).
Diagnosis is possible in any kind of samples including whole blood, bone marrow aspirates, respiratory samples, muco-cutaneous scrapping or swabs, fresh or fixed tissue.
Dedicated extraction procedure have been optimized.
600€Sample type(s) and volume:
1 mL of blood of bone marrow aspirate, pellet of the maximum of BAL or brachial aspirate, 0.1-0.5 cm3 of tissue, swabs in conservation medium or dry coton swabs.Transport instructions:
4°C if never frozen.
In dry ice if already frozen at -80 or -20
Evaluation on 400 samples and 22 positive patients.
Study closed and publication ongoing
Once a weekContact Person:
Dr Alexandre Alanio email@example.comInstitution name:
Service de parasitologie-mycologie, Hôpital Saint Louis,Lab contact:
Dr Samia Hamane firstname.lastname@example.orgLab contact details:
1 avenue Claude Vellefaux
75475 Paris cedex 10 France