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  Coccidioides Complement Fixation - CSF Specimen Type:
  also known as Cocci Comp Fix, Cocci CF

Spinal Fluid


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection Tubes
Unit of measure: Titer
Ideal sample: 1.0 mL CSF (sufficient for comp fix and immunodiffusion)
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 mL CSF (sufficient for complement fix & immunodiffusion)
Method of collection: Spinal tap or lumbar puncture.
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient name and Medical Record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Set up on Tuesday and Thursday.  Resulted Wednesday and Friday.
Must be in by: Noon on Tuesday or Thursday
Routine turn around time: Results available Wednesday and Friday.
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Complement Fixation
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: COCFC
Secondary code: 5109
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A