Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the diagnosis of coccidioidal meningitis. For comprehensive diagnostic testing that includes immunoassay (IgM and IgG), complement fixation, and immunodiffusion, refer to Coccidioides Antibodies Panel, CSF (3000061).

Mnemonic

COCC.CFIDC

Methodology

Complement Fixation/Immunodiffusion

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-6 days

New York DOH Approval Status

Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

CSF.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 2 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL). Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Other body fluids. Contaminated, hemolyzed, xanthochromic, or severely lipemic specimens.

Remarks

Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent".

Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
  Coccidioides by Immunodiffusion, CSF None detected.
  Coccidioides Ab by CF, CSF Less than 1:2

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

Compliance Category

Modified FDA

Note

The immunodiffusion component of this test uses culture filtrates of Coccidioides immitis and includes CF and TP antigens.

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

86635 x2

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050711 Coccidioides Ab by CF, CSF 13917-0
3000064 Coccidioides by Immunodiffusion, CSF 21209-2
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Aliases

  • CF
  • Coccidioides immitis
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • TP
  • Valley fever
Coccidioides Antibodies by Complement Fixation and Immunodiffusion, CSF