Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Cryptococcal Antigen (Cryptococcus Serology)

Test Name: Cryptococcal Antigen (Cryptococcus Serology)
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Blood or CSF
CSF is the preferred specimen.
Collection Information: CSF:

Send 1 mL of fluid in a sterile container.

Blood:

Collect blood aseptically in a 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer.
Requisition: MICROBIOLOGY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
3 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2013-05-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Low titres may persist for extended periods in treated patients.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Latex agglutination
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be stored at room temperature.
The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CAG
 
Referred To:  

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