|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:|
Intended use is as an aid in diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis or to monitor therapy.
Test performed Monday - Friday only.
2 - 7 days
Urine, serum separated from the clot, plasma separated from the red cell layer, CSF, bronchial, or other sterile body fluid
Inadequate specimen volume, particulate matter or viscosity that would not allow the specimen to be pipetted.
Store in refrigerator if not sent the same day as obtained.
Negative = None Detected, Low Positive = 0.1-1.2 ng/ml, Moderate Positive = 1.3-8.2 ng/ml, High Positive = Above the Limit of Quantification
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST:|
Cross-reactions occur in histoplasmosis and possibly blastomycosis. Sputolysin and NaOH treatment degrade the analyte detected in the assay. Negative results do not exclude coccidioidomycosis: testing both urine and serum offers the highest sensitivity.
Quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay (EIA)