Specimen Requirements

Title

COCCIDIOIDES ANTIBODIES (IGG AND IGM)

Specimen Requirement

Collect SST or red top, send 1.0 mL serum. If collecting red top, transfer serum to screw top plastic vial and indicate serum on transport tube.

Methodology

EIA

Stability

Room Temp: 7 days, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

10-14 days

Clinical Use

Qualitative detection of antibodies against the fungus Coccidioides to aid in the diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever).

Test Code

COCCF