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Coccidiodes Antibodies Panel

Mnemonic:    [Cocci Ab]
Name:    Coccidiodes Antibodies Panel
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050588
  Method:    Complement Fixation/Immunodiffusion/ELISA
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Submit two 1 mL aliquots of serum (min. 0.5 mL per aliquot). Clearly mark on tube if "acute" or "convalescent". Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.