Coccidioides Quantitative Antigen by EIA, Blood


Sunquest Code:COCABL  
Epic Code:LAB6845Epic Name:Coccidioides AGN Quant EIA Blood
Synonyms:Coccidioidomycosis
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Tissue, Sputum, Bronchial Brushings, Stool, FNA, Biopsy, Tracheal or Bone Marrow Aspirate. Samples too viscous to pipet; samples in transport media, fixative or isolator tubes.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 1.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Two days at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MiraVista Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:315


Interpretive

Reference Range:None detected. Positive: 0.07-8.2 ng/mL. Results greater than 8.2 ng/mL fall outside the linear range of the assay. These results are positive, but not accurately quantifiable.
Use:The Miravista coccidioides quantitative antigen test aids in the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis. Monitoring the coccidioidomycosis helps determine when treatment can be stopped and to diagnose relapse.


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