Aid in diagnosis of coccidioidal meningitis (Valley fever). Preferred test is Coccidioides Antibodies Panel, CSF by CF, ID, ELISA (3000061) which combines complement fixation, immunodiffusion, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays.
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Transfer 2 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.
Contaminated, hemolyzed, xanthochromic, or severely lipemic specimens.
Please Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|3000055||Coccidioides Antibody IgG ELISA, CSF||
|3000056||Coccidioides Antibody IgM ELISA, CSF||
Refer to report.
Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3000062||Coccidioides Antibody IgG ELISA, CSF||16638-9|
|3000063||Coccidioides Antibody IgM ELISA, CSF||16639-7|
- Cocci Abs ELISA
- Cocci IgG, IgM Abs