Candida Antibody by ID
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
- Patient Preparation
- 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
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Body fluids.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
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).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
|0055565||Candida Antibody by ID|