Ordering Recommendation

Detect and differentiate C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis complex (C. parapsilosis, C. orthopsilosis, C. metapsilosis), C. tropicalis, C. krusei, and C. dubliniensis.

Mnemonic

CANDPCR

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-3 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

Body fluid, tissue, paraffin-embedded tissue, Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Body Fluid: Transfer 1 mL body fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).
Whole Blood
: Transfer 2 mL whole blood to a sterile container. (Min: 1 mL).
Fresh Tissue
: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Transport in a Tissue Transport Kit (ARUP supply #47808), available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800)522-2787.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Body Fluid or Fresh Tissue: Frozen.
Whole Blood:
Refrigerated.
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma or serum, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Body Fluid: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
Whole Blood:
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated; 1 week; Frozen: 1 week
Fresh Tissue
: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable.

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by the test.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

This test detects and differentiates C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis complex (C. parapsilosis, C. orthopsilosis, C. metapsilosis), C. tropicalis, C. krusei, and C. dubliniensis.

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87481

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2013785 Candida Species Source 31208-2
2013786 Candida albicans by PCR 76580-0
2013788 Candida glabrata by PCR
2013790 Candida parapsilosis complex by PCR
2013792 Candida tropicalis by PCR
2013794 Candida krusei by PCR
2013796 Candida dubliniensis by PCR
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Aliases

Candida Species by PCR