COCCIDIOIDES AB BY CF & ID, SERUM

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate seerum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Send 2.0 mL seurm (0.6 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Other body fluids. Hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Semi-quantitative Complement Fixation/Qualitative Immunodiffusion

Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
None detected

Performed
Sunday - Saturday

Turnaround Time4 - 8 days
Test CodeCOSER
CPT-4 Code (s)
86635 x 2
LOINC Codes
Coccidioides Immitis Abs, Preciptin   5095-5  
Coccidioides Antibody by CF   33380-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory