COCCIDIOIDES ANTIBODY BY CF

Mnemonic

MISC

Guidelines

This test should not be confused with Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody, IgG

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 4.0 mL gold (SST) top tube OR CSF in a sterile collection container

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum OR CSF to an aliquot tube. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as Acute or Convalescent.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.15 mL (Whole Blood 0.6 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Contaminated or severely lipemic specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation

Referral Lab

ARUP (50170)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86635

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:04 AM