Preferred serology test to detect coccidioidomycosis (Valley fever).
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation, Qualitative Immunodiffusion
Serum Separator Tube (SST).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.6 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.
Contaminated, hemolyzed, 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)
|0050179||Coccidioides Antibody, IgG by ELISA||
|0050178||Coccidioides Antibody, IgM by ELISA||
|Coccidioide Titer, Complement Fixation||Less than 1:2|
|Coccidioides immitis Abs, Precipitin||None detected.|
Refer to report.
Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection. Coccidioides Antibody IgG and IgM by ELISA are used to screen for Coccidioides antibodies. If the ELISA testing is equivocal or positive for IgG and/or IgM, then Coccidioides immitis Angibodies by Immunodiffusion, and Coccidioide Titer will be added. Additional charges apply.
86635 x2; if reflexed add 86635 x2
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050178||Coccidioides Antibody, IgM by ELISA||90448-2|
|0050179||Coccidioides Antibody, IgG by ELISA||27009-0|