Antibody Test for CoccidioidomycosisTechnology #ua18-008
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Title: Antibody Test for Coccidioidomycosis
Invention: This invention is a novel diagnostic test for coccidioidomycosis, known as valley fever.
Background: Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) is a fungal disease that is a common cause for pneumonia due to spores that are swept through the air. The fungal infection can be identified in microscopic detection of specific cells within bodily fluids. A skin test is useful in suggesting infection, however, if there isn’t a “conversion”, the test is deemed non-conclusive. Therefore, there remains a need for a fast and precise serological test.
- Valley fever antibody detection assay
- Enables the use of pure antigen
- Not affected by sera (or other test specimens)
- Reactivity of recombinant peptides