Ordering Recommendation

Limited clinical utility.

Mnemonic
CANDIDA AB
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Tue

Reported

1-8 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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
Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval

Effective February 17, 2015

Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
  Candida Antibody IgA
0.88 EV or less Negative - No significant level of detectable Candida albicans antibody.
0.89-0.99 EV Equivocal - Questionable presence of antibodies. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.00 EV or greater Positive - Antibody to Candida albicans detected, which may indicate a current or past infection.

  Candida Antibody IgM
0.88 EV or less Negative - No significant level of detectable Candida albicans antibody.
0.89-0.99 EV Equivocal - Questionable presence of antibodies. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.00 EV or greater Positive - Antibody to Candida albicans detected, which may indicate a current or past infection.

  Candida Antibody IgA
0.88 EV or less Negative - No significant level of detectable Candida albicans antibody.
0.89-0.99 EV Equivocal - Questionable presence of antibodies. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.00 EV or greater Positive - Antibody to Candida albicans detected, which may indicate a current or past infection.

Interpretive Data

The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86628 x3

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0095202 Candida Antibody IgG 7172-0
0095261 Candida Antibody IgM 56150-6
0095262 Candida Antibody IgA 56151-4
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Aliases
  • C albicans antibodies
  • Candida antibodies
  • Candida IgG, IgM, IgA Ab Panel
Candida albicans Antibodies IgA, IgG, and IgM by ELISA