COCCIDIODES IMMITIS DETECTION
Coccidioidomycosis, cuased by Coccidioides immitis, is found in the southwestern United States, Mexico and Central and South America. There have been isolated reports of cases in the Middle East and Europe, although these may be associated with the import of products from endemic areas.
Coccidioides Latex Agglutination & Immunodiffusion Systems
|CI1001||COCCI LA/ID ANTIBODY SYSTEM
Each type of serological test is effective in different stages of the disease. Latex and complement fixation tests effectively detect IgM antibodies which are produced during the early stages of infection, but no later in the disease. Immunodiffusion tests primarily detect IgG antibodies, which begin to appear 2-6 weeks after infection and remain throughout, and IgA which are generally produced in the late chronic infections. Screening suspect cases using both latex and immunodiffusion yields positive results in over 90% of confirmed cases.
|CL1001||LA-COCCI ANTIBODY SYSTEM
Antibodies in the serum of patients infected with C.immitis will agglutinate the antigen coated latex particles contained in this system. Specimens are usually positive early in the course of primary infection and become negative within the few months of a chronic infection (e.g. the tests detect primarily antibodies of the IgM class).
|up to 80 Screening Tests|
|CL1001||ID-COCCI ANTIBODY SYSTEM
Immunodiffusion tests are used for the detection of precipitating antibodies (primarily of the IgG and IgA classes) against antigens of C.immitis. The presence of precipitating antibodies indicates active or recent infection.
Coccidioides Latex Agglutination Reagents
|CE0000||Coccidioides Latex Positive Control||1 ml|
|CX0000||Coccidioides Latex Reagent||4 ml|
|N80010||Negative Control||1 ml|
Coccidioides Immunodiffusion Reagents
|C30000||Coccidioides ID Antigen (IDCF & IDTP)||0.2 ml|
|C30010||Coccidioides ID Antigen (IDCF & IDTP)||0.6 ml|
|C30110||Coccidioides ID Antigen (IDCF & IDTP)||1 ml|
|C70010||Coccidioides ID Antigen (IDTP)||0.6 ml|
|C70110||Coccidioides ID Antigen (IDTP)||1.0 ml|
|C40000||Coccidioides ID Control Serum (Anti-IDCF & IDTP)||0.4 ml|
|C40010||Coccidioides ID Control Serum (Anti-IDCF & IDTP)||0.6 ml|
|C40110||Coccidioides ID Control Serum (Anti-IDCF & IDTP)||1.0 ml|
|CD0010||Coccidioides ID Control Serum (Anti-IDTP)||0.6 ml|
|CD0110||Coccidioides ID Control Serum (Anti-IDTP)||1.0 ml|
Coccidioides Complement Fixation Reagents
The complement fixation test has both diagnostic and prognostic benefits for coccidioidomycosis. Generally, uncomplicated primary infections have low titers (<1:16), while in progressive infections, The titer is higher (>/= 1:16) and frequently rising in serially tested specimens.
|C20110||C.immitis CF Control Serum||1 ml|
|C90150||C.immitis CF Antigen-Concentrate||5 ml|
|C90110||C.immitis CF Antigen-Concentrate||1 ml|
|C10150||C.immitis CF Antigen-Dilute||5 ml|