India Ink Stain
2004593
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
INDIA INK
Methodology
Microscopy
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL CSF specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Dry specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative for encapsulated yeast.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Antigen detection is preferred for diagnosis of Cryptococcus. Refer to Cryptococcus Antigen, CSF (ARUP test code 0050195).
CPT Code(s)
87210
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2004595India Ink Result
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Aliases
  • C neoformans india ink
  • Cryptococcus Exam
  • cryptococcus stain