Candida Antibody by ID
0055565
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
CAN PPT
Methodology
Qualitative Immunodiffusion
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body fluids.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
None detected.
Interpretive Data
Serum from healthy individuals and patients with mucocutaneous candidiasis generally does not have positive immunodiffusion tests. Approximately 88% of immunologically competent patients with visceral candidiasis will demonstrate one or more precipitin bands. Two to nine bands have been associated with serum from patients with systemic infections. Generally, the greater the number of bands, the more severe the infection (except with immunocompromised patients).
Note
CPT Code(s)
86628
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0055565Candida Antibody by ID
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Cross References
  • Candida Antigen and Antibody Panel