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Test Order - Fungal Identification: Coccidioides Real Time PCR

Pre-Approval Required


Supplemental Information or Form

Form 448 (7/04) (MDL 60) is required for submission of samples.

Performed on Specimens From

California county public health laboratories

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure culture on solid media in tube with tightened screw cap, taped.

Minimum Volume Required


Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping

Incubated at 25°-30°C (or refrigerated).



Sample/Specimen Labeling

Patient’s name, accession number

Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship cultures as infectious substances.

Test Methodology

Identification and differentiation of Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii by real-time PCR

Turnaround Time

48-72 hours

Interferences & Limitations

Growth of Coccidioides inhibited by contaminants; culture nonviable

Additional Information


MDL Points of Contact

 Mycobacterial and Mycotic Diseases Section
(510) 412-3924 or (510) 412-3926
Email: or

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