COCCIDIOIDES ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send two 1.0 mL aliquots serum (0.3 mL minimum per aliquot) refrigerated in two screw-capped plastic vials.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly lipemic or hemolyzed sample

Methodology
Complement Fixation/Immunodiffusion/Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Coccidioides Antibody (CF):   <1:2 no antibody detected  
Coccidioides Antibody (ID):   None detected  
Coccidioides Antibody, IgG (EIA):
   <=0.9 IV:   Negative-No significant level of Coccidioides IgG Antibody detected.  
   1.0-1.4 IV:   Equivocal-Questionable presence of Coccidioides IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.  
   >=1.5 IV:   Positive-Presence of IgG antibody to Coccidioides detected, suggestive of current or past infection.  
Coccidioides Antibody, IgM (EIA):
   <=0.9 IV:   Negative-No significant level of Coccidioides IgM antibody detected.  
   1.0-1.4 IV:   Equivocal-Questionable presence of Coccidioides IgM antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.  
   >=1.5 IV:Positive-Presence of IgM antibody to Coccidioides detected, suggestive of recent infection.  

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeCOCCP
CPT-4 Code (s)
86635 x 4
LOINC Codes
Coccidioides Antibody (CF)   33380-7  
Coccidioides Antibody (ID)   31153-0  
Coccidioides Antibody, IgG (EIA)   31154-8  
Coccidioides Antibody, IgM (EIA   33510-9  

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