Coccidioides Antibody, Complement Fixation and Immunodiffusion

Additional Tests Offered (Per Consultation)

TURN AROUND TIME

5-7 Days Tue-Sat

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
Coccidioides Antibody, Complement Fixation and Immunodiffusion
Test Description
Antibodies against the Coccidiodes immitis "F" antigen, usually positive within 4 weeks of infection, indicate active or recent (up to one year) infection. The "TP" antigen is usually positive within 1 week of infection and reverts to non-detectable within a few months.
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

COCCIDIOIDES AB, ID

126

Method Description
  • Immunodiffusion
FDA Cleared / Approved
No
CPT Code(s)
  • 86635
STAT Allowed
No
Draw Status

Living

Sample Volume
Minimum Sample Volume
  • 0.1 mL
Preferred Sample Volume
  • 1 mL
Sample Type
Acceptable
  • Serum - Serum Separator Tube
Preferred
  • Serum - Red Top Tube
Sample Stability
  • Ambient - 7 days
  • Frozen - 30 days
  • Refrigerated 2-8°C - 14 days
Transport
Refrigerated
Notes
False negatives may occur in patients with solitary pulmonary lesions. Patients with active histoplasmosis may generate cross reactions. Elevated serum antibodies may be present in patients with meningeal coccidiocomycosis.