Cryptococcus Antigen, Serum
0050196
Ordering Recommendation
 
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
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plain red or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum to a sterile ARUP Standard Transport Tube (ARUP supply #43115). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (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.
CPT Code(s)
87327
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