Coccidioides antibodies

Use(s):

Diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis.

Description:

Determination of the presence of antibodies to Coccidioides species by immunodiffusion and complement fixation test.

Specimens:

Serum 1ml minimum or 2 mL clotted blood.

Results:

Immunodiffusion: Negative, Positive. CFT: Negative, Positive (titre)

Mean Turnaround Time:

12 days. Note the CFT is only carried out once a week (Wed-Thur).

Note:

Inclusion of travel history is useful for confirming potential exposure to these fungi.


Page Reviewed: 23/01/14 | Updated by: Kevin Roberts