Antifungal Antibody

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Synonym/Acronym:
Antifungal antibodies.

Rationale
To assist in the diagnosis of fungal infections.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Complement fixation, immunodiffusion, serologic testing) Negative or no antibody detected.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

  • Lists of specific organisms may vary among facilities; specific organisms are required to be reported to local, state, and national departments of health.

Timely notification to the requesting health-care provider (HCP) of any critical findings and related symptoms is a role expectation of the professional nurse. A listing of these findings varies among facilities.

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