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ID:538 Coccidioides antibodies
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DescriptionThis 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.
IndicationThis test is appropriate for the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationA positive DD and a positive CFT with a titre of 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..

DepartmentMycology
SampleBlood or Serum
TubeSerum Gel Tube
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsSerum from plain tubes only. Plasma from EDTA tubes is not suitable
Min. Vol10ml blood 1ml serum
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male)Negative
Ref. Range (Female)Negative
Ref. Range (Paed)Negative
Ref. Range NotesThis test involves 2 assays, a complement fixation test (CFT) and an double diffusion (DD) test.
Unitstitre
IP Acute TAT14 days
IP Routine TAT14 days
GP Acute TAT14 days
GP Routine TAT14 days
Turnround CommentThe 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. Review due on 30/11/2018 13:39:14. Published By on 30/11/2017 13:39:14.