Coccidioides Antibody

Last Modified: 8/12/2021 5:45:05 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient (Transport)
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Grossly icteric
Reference Range: < 1:2 
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Limitations:  False-negatives may occur in patients with solitary pulmonary lesions. Patients with active histoplasmosis may generate cross reactions. Elevated serum antibodies may be present in patients with meningeal coccidiocomycosis.
Methodology: Complement fixation (CF)
Clinical Significance: Infection by Coccidioides immitis can produce a spectrum of disease, with most patients being asymptomatic and some developing disseminated disease, including pneumonia and meningitis.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 5 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: COCB
EPIC Test Code: IMO411
Send Out Test Code: 906
Alternate Test Names: Coccidioides Ab; Coccidioides Antibody, Complement Fixation, Serum ; Coccidioides Total Antibodies; Valley Fever
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86635

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