What is histoplasmosis?
Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum (H. capsulatum). The fungus is found in the droppings of bats and birds. Histoplasmosis does not always cause symptoms but particularly affects people with weaker immune systems. Symptoms include a dry cough, fever, chest pain and aching joints. Histoplasmosis antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system in response to infection. The presence of specific antibodies (proteins produced by the immune system to help fight infections) in the blood is a useful indicator of infection.
Why take this test?
This test detects the presence of histoplasmosis antibodies in the blood to help diagnose an infection caused by the H. capsulatum fungus.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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