COCCIDIOIDES ANTIGEN, QUANTITATIVE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Allow sample to clot 30 minutes, centrifuge, separate serum from cells, and send 2.0 mL serum (1.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top
Plasma: EDTA, heparin, sodium citrate
Urine, BAL, other body fluids

Rejection Criteria
Tissue, sputum, bronchial brushings, stool, FNA, biopsy, tracheal or bone marrow aspirate. Specimens too viscous to pipette.

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: Indefinite

Reference Range
None detected

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeCOCCG
CPT-4 Code (s)
87449
LOINC Codes
Not available

Warde
Medical
Laboratory