Coccidioides Antibodies, IgG & IgM by ELISA COCCAB

Method(s) Semi-Quantitative Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube or 2 mL CSF.

Transport

2 mL serum or CSF at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.15 mL)

Remarks

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Acute and convalescent samples must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute samples. Please mark sample plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."

Stability Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Unacceptable Conditions Severely lipemic, contaminated, or hemolyzed samples.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010955
CPTCode 86635x2
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
 
ComponentsReference Interval
Coccidioides Antibody, IgG by ELISA0.9 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of Coccidioides IgG antibody detected.
1.0-1.4 IV: Equivocal - Questionable presence of Coccidioides IgG antibiody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.5 IV or greater: Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to Coccidioides detected, suggestive of current or past infection.
Coccidioides Antibody, IgM by ELISA0.9 IV or less: Negative - No signifcant 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 or greater: Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to Coccidioides detected, suggestive of current or recent infection.
No Appointment Necessary
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