Coccidioides Ab Complement Fixation (View in report form.)
|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: |
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|TURNAROUND TIME: |
3 - 7 days
|CONTAINER TYPE: |
red top Vacutainer tube or SST tube
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: |
|REJECTION CRITERIA: |
Improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume
|MINIMUM VOLUME: |
|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: |
Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
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|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: |
All serum titers >=1:2 must be considered presumptive evidence of coccidioidomycosis, although titers of 1:2 and 1:4 should be confirmed by immunodiffusion testing. Titers exceeding 1:16 usually reflect disseminated disease. A negative CF test does not rule out the diagnosis. Patients with cavitary disease are only 70% positive and with nodular diseases, only 30 % positive.
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|TEST SYNONYM(S):||Fungal Antibodies; Serum Fungal Profile|
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