94210:COCCIDIOIDES ANTIBODIES, IgG & IgM

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94210:COCCIDIOIDES ANTIBODIES, IgG & IgM
Alias Names: Valley Fever
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Edit Date: 11/4/2008
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 1-5 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 86635-90 x2
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: Cerebrospinal Spinal Fluid (CSF).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate serum from cells immediately and pour inot a plastic vial. Label as ‘acute’ or ‘convalescent.’
Stability: 48 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or CSF.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or CSF.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Severely lipemic, contaminated, or hemolyzed specimen.

Reference Range:
COMPONENTS REFERENCE INTERVAL
Coccidioides Antibody, IgG
≤0.9 IV : Negative- No significant level of Coccidioides IgG antibody detected.

1.0-1.4 IV: Equivocal – Questionable presence of Coccidioides IgG antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.

≥1.5 IV : Positive – Presence of IgG antibody to Coccidioides detected, suggestive of current or past infection.

Coccidioides Antibody, IgM
≤0.9 IV: Negative – No significant level of Coccidioides IgM antibody detected.

1.0-1.4 IV: Equivocal – Questionable presence of Coccidioides IgM antibody detected. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.

≥1.5 IV: Positive – Presence of IgM antibody to Coccidioides detected, suggestive of current or recent infection.