Coccidioides Antibody

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • IMO411
  • Soft Test Code:
  • COCB
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 906
Alternate Names
  • Coccidioides Ab
  • Coccidioides Antibody, Complement Fixation, Serum
  • Coccidioides Total Antibodies
  • Valley Fever
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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial


TransportAndStorage

7 days Ambient (Transport)
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

< 1:2 


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.


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly
Days Performed
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

2 to 5 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00911091


CPT Coding

86635