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Coccidioides Antibodies, IgG & IgM by ELISA
|Methodology:||Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay|
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) OR CSF - 2 ml.
Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature . Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.
Please Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
Stability: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)