|ID:538 ||Coccidioides antibodies||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||This test detects the presence of antibodies to Coccidioides in serum. This test comprises two separate tests: A manual double diffusion (DD) for precipitins and a complement fixation testing (CFT) using commercial reagents.|
|Indication||This test is appropriate for the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis.|
|Interpretation||A positive DD and a positive CFT with a titre of ½ or greater are usually clear indications of a current or recent infection caused by Coccidioides. CFT titres >1/16 are often an indication of disseminated disease..|
|Ref. Range (Male)||Negative|
|Ref. Range (Female)||Negative|
|Ref. Range (Paed)||Negative|
|Ref. Range Notes||This test involves 2 assays, a complement fixation test (CFT) and an double diffusion (DD) test.|
|IP Acute TAT||14 days|
|IP Routine TAT||14 days|
|GP Acute TAT||14 days|
|GP Routine TAT||14 days|
|Turnround Comment||The DD test is performed daily. The CFT is performed once a week.
Results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.|
Originally edited by : Richard Barton. Last edited on 30/11/2018 13:39:14. Published By on 30/11/2017 13:39:14.