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, 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).
Tissue:
Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Body Fluid or Tissue: Frozen.
Whole Blood:
Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma or serum.

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
Tissue
: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks

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.

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
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