Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Coccidioides IgG Titration (F Antigen) Serology $40.00
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
All Species (exc. primates) Tues, Wed
2 days
Specimen Requirements:    
Sterile non-hemolysed serum; 1.0ml preferred, 0.5ml minimum
Collection Protocol:    
Collect in a red top tube, seperate serum promptly or collect in a serum separator tube, spin and send "as is".
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, in leak proof tube(s). Overnight or 2-day shipping is recommended.
Additional Information:    

Serum IgG antibody is endpoint titered by limiting dilutions using the AGID technique against the Meridian “F” antigen.

Antibodies directed against the “F ” antigen indicate active or recent past (up to 1 year) infection. The ID test is usually positive within four weeks after infection and remains positive throughout the clinically active disease.