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Test Code Billings Clinic: 8633 Mayo: SSP Sporothrix Antibody, Serum

Reporting Name

Sporothrix Ab, S

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of extracutaneous sporotrichosis

Method Name

Latex Agglutination

Specimen Required


Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not collect from a line.

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.15 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Frozen 14 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

Reference Values


Reference values apply to all ages.


Extracutaneous infections, including disseminated and articular infections, produce positive tests. The test should be positive in approximately 90% to 95% of all primary sporotrichosis infections. Specimens from these patients may become positive by 2 weeks after infection and are not expected to remain positive for more than 7 months after the original primary infection.


Agglutination titers of 1:8 and higher indicate presumptive evidence of sporotrichosis. Titers of 1:4 to 1:8 are commonly seen in normal persons.


Some cutaneous infections are associated with negative serologic results.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SSP Sporothrix Ab, S 13273-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9673 Sporothrix Ab, S 13273-8


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.