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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Positive specimens are titered.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87327

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050196 Cryptococcus Antigen Serum, EIA 29903-2
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Aliases
  • cryptococcal antigen
  • Cryptococcus Ag Screen, S
  • serum cryptococcus screen
Cryptococcus Antigen, Serum