Lab Test

Coccidiodes Antigen (MiraVista)

Test Codes

MiraVista #315, BAL: EPIC: LAB7070, Beaker: XCOCL, CSF: EPIC: LAB7071, Beaker: XCOCF, Serum: EPIC: LAB7072, Beaker: XCOCS, Urine: EPIC: LAB7073, Beaker: XCOCU

Department

Send Outs

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: One Gold-top SST tube or plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: Urine, Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) or Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) in a sterile container.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Let blood specimens clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F). Maintain BAL, CSF, and urine specimens refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 2.0 mL serum, BAL, CSF, or urine, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 1.2 mL serum, 0.8 mL CSF, and 0.5 mL BAL/Urine)

Rejection Criteria

Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

Let blood specimens clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F). Maintain BAL, CSF, and urine specimens refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport.

Transport: 2.0 mL serum, BAL, CSF, or urine, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 1.2 mL serum, 0.8 mL CSF, and 0.5 mL BAL/Urine) 

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 14 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Indefinite

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to MiraVista Diagnostics, Indianapolis, IN.

Performed

Monday – Friday.
Results available within 2-4 days.

Reference Range

None detected.

Results are reported as a numerical value which are interpreted as positive or negative.

Test Methodology

Quantitative Sandwich Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA).

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

This assay aids in the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis and in monitoring the response to treatment.

CPT Codes

87449

Contacts

Last Updated

4/10/2021

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