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Coccidioides immitis Antibody, Immunodiffusion, serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? For non-serum samples, call Immunology at x3-1712 for approval.
Available Stat? No
Test code COCC
Test group Coccidioides immitis Antibody
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Tuesday, Friday (day shift)
Method Immunodiffusion
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Freeze sample at -20C.
Normal range Negative
Synonyms coccidiomycosis;
Turn around times 3-5 days
Additional information Immunodiffusion detects both IgM and IgG antibodies, the latter corresponding to the antibody measured in the CF test. If a sample is positive, the ordering MD is called and asked whether the Complement Fixation test should be performed.
Last Updated 11/20/2012 2:49:56 PM
Entry Number 242
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