Monitoring Coccidioidomycosis helps determine when treatment can be stopped and to diagnose relapse.
Gold serum separator (SST) tube
Plasma (Lavender, Dk green or Lt blue):
Urine, Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or other body fluids:
Sterile screw cap container
Refrigerated – 14 days
Ambient – 14 days
Frozen – Indefinitely
Quantitative Sandwich Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Positive: 0.07 - 8.2 ng/mL
Positive Above the Limit of Quantification: Results greater than 8.2 ng/mL fall outside the linear range of the assay. These results are positive, but not accurately quantifiable.