Coccidioides Quatitative Antigen by EIA, Non-Blood

Sunquest Code:COCANB  
Epic Code:LAB6852Epic Name:Coccidioides Agn Quant EIA Nonblood
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 1-3 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF, Urine or BAL
Optimal Volume:0.8 mL CSF, 0.5 mL urine or BAL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Sterile tube, Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Causes for Rejection:Tissue, Sputum, Bronchial Brushings, stool, FNA, biopsy, tracheal or bone marrow aspirate or stool, samples in transport media, fixative or isolator tubes. Samples too viscous to pipette.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not send in the original container. Aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum (0.8 mL CSF) into a standard transport tube. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: 2 days at room temperature; 14 days refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MiraVista Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:315


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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