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Cryptococcus Antigen, Serum
0050196
Ordering Recommendation

Identify C. neoformans as the infectious agent of invasive cryptococcal disease.

Mnemonic
CRY BLD
Methodology
Semi-quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plain Red or Serum Separator Tube (SST). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.25 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week 
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data


Note
Positive specimens are titered.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050196Cryptococcus Antigen Serum, EIA29903-2
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Aliases
  • cryptococcal antigen
  • Cryptococcus Ag Screen, S
  • serum cryptococcus screen