Coccidioides Antibodies, IgG and IgM

Last Modified: 9/29/2017 3:35:25 PM


Specimen Requirements: 2.0mL Serum from a SST Gold Top Tube into plastic vial
Collection Instructions: Mix by inverting tube 5 times.

Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. 

Transfer 2 mL serum plastic transport Vial. Please Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."

Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens.
Minimum Volume: 0.15 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
2 weeks Refrigerated
1 year Frozen 

Avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Rejection Criteria: Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens
Reference Range:

Coccidioides Antibody, IgG by ELISA
0.9 IV or less: 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 or greater: Positive - Presence of IgG antibody to Coccidioides detected, suggestive of current or past infection.

Coccidioides Antibody, IgM by ELISA
0.9 IV or less: 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 or greater: Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to Coccidioides detected, suggestive of current or recent infection.

Test Comments: Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.
Methodology: ELISA
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 3 to 7 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: South Bend Medical Foundation to ARUP Lab
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 44301
Alternate Test Names: Cocci Abs; Cocci IgG, IgM Abs; San Joaquin Fever IgG and IgM Antibodies; Valley Fever IgG and IgM Antibodies
Included Tests:

Coccidioides IgG Antibody; Coccidioides IgM Antibody

CPT Coding: 86635 x 2

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