Diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis.
Determination of the presence of antibodies to Coccidioides species by immunodiffusion and complement fixation test.
Serum 1ml minimum or 2 mL clotted blood.
Immunodiffusion: Negative, Positive. CFT: Negative, Positive (titre)
Mean Turnaround Time:
12 days. Note the CFT is only carried out once a week (Wed-Thur).
Inclusion of travel history is useful for confirming potential exposure to these fungi.