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Coccidioides immitis Identification by DNA Probe
0062225
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Rapid test for identifying C. immitis (yeast or mold form) from a pure isolate.

Mnemonic
MC CP
Methodology
Nucleic Acid Probe
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Actively growing fungal isolate in pure culture. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport sealed container pure culture on non-blood containing fungal medium. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. If culture is suspected to be of a microorganism listed by the IATA as infectious to humans, submit according to Biological Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Mixed or non-viable organisms. Agar plate. 
Remarks
Results may be delayed if growth of the organism is inadequate. 
Stability
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
87149
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0062225Coccidioides immitis - DNA Probe4994-0
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Aliases
  • C immitis DNA test
  • C immitis identification