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Coccidioides antibodies

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB791 
Synonyms: Anti-Coccidioides Antibody
Methodology: Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 5-7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 5.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 3 mL.
Acceptable: CSF
Handling: Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Please mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent.".
Unacceptable conditions: Severely lipemic or contaminated specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Serologic testing for coccidioidomycosis should be considered when patients exhibit symptoms of pulmonary or meningeal infection and have lived or traveled in areas where Coccidioides immitis is endemic. Any history of exposure to the organism or travel cannot be overemphasized when a diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis is being considered.

http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pub/0050170

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website
CPT Code(s): 86635
Last Changed: 10/17/2016 06:28:27
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:47:32