Histoplasmin

(USAN)

💊 Chemical information

Histoplasmina.

Pharmacopoeias.

In US.

USP 31

(Histoplasmin). A clear, colourless, sterile solution containing standardised culture filtrates of Histoplasma capsulatum grown on liquid synthetic medium. It may contain a suitable antimicrobial. Store at 2° to 8°. The expiry date is not later than 2 years after release from the manufacturer’s cold storage.

💊 Profile

Histoplasmin, in an intradermal (intracutaneous) dose of 0.1 mL of a 1 in 100 dilution, may be used as an aid to the diagnosis of histoplasmosis. However, the diagnostic value of the test has been questioned and it may interfere with serological tests for histoplasmosis. Histoplasmin has also been used, in conjunction with other antigens, to assess cell-mediated immunity.

💊 Preparations

USP 31: Histoplasmin.

Proprietary Preparations

USA: Histolyn-CYL.
Published May 08, 2019.