Ordering Recommendation

Rapid test for identifying C. immitis (yeast or mold form) from a pure isolate.

Mnemonic
MC CP
Methodology

Nucleic Acid Probe/MALDI (Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization)

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-7 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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. Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.

Unacceptable Conditions

Mixed or non-viable organisms. Agar plate.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Results may be delayed if growth of the organism is inadequate.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

Varies based on Identification methods

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0062225 Coccidioides immitis - DNA Probe 4994-0
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Aliases
  • C immitis DNA test
  • C immitis identification
Coccidioides immitis Identification