COCCIDIOIDES AB BY CF & ID, CSF

Specimen Required
Collect CSF and send 2.5 mL fluid (1.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Other body fluids, contaminated, hemolyzed, xanthochromic, or severely lipemic specimens.

Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Qualitative Immunodiffusion

Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
See report

Performed
Sunday - Saturday

Turnaround Time3 - 7 days
Test CodeCOCSF
CPT-4 Code (s)
86635 x 2
LOINC Codes
Coccidioides by Immunodiffusion, CSF   21209-2  
Coccidioides Ab by CF, CSF   13917-0  

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Medical
Laboratory