All species excluding primates
Diagnostic Section: 
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Turn Around Time: 
2-7 days
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship overnight with cold packs in an insulated container. Serum can be shipped refrigerated or frozen, Whole blood can only be shipped refrigerated. Ship Monday-Thursday only. Glass or plastic tube with no anticoagulant additives.
Specimen Requirements: 

1 ml Serum from Whole Blood. Whole Blood Clotted, Red Top Tube. Whole Blood Clotted, Serum Separator Tube.

Collection Protocol: 

Collect serum from clotted blood in a non-additive tube (e.g. plain red top or serum separator). When possible, transfer clear serum off the clot into a new tube. Excessively hemolyzed or lipemic samples are not acceptable for this test.

Additional Information: 

Detection and titration of Coccidioides IgG serum antibodies against the F" antigen by agar gel immunodiffusion. The presence of IgG antibodies directed against the "F" antigen indicate active or recent past (up to 1 year) infection. The IgG antibody AGID test is usually positive within four weeks after infection and remains positive throughout clinically active disease. Samples must be received in the lab by 5 pm the day prior to testing, otherwise samples will be held until next scheduled testing day. Please call us at 541-737-2172 if testing a large number of animals. While advance notice is preferable, it is not required.