Detect and differentiate C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis complex (C. parapsilosis, C. orthopsilosis, C. metapsilosis), C. tropicalis, C. krusei, and C. dubliniensis.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
New York DOH Approval Status
Body fluid, tissue, paraffin-embedded tissue, Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA).
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.
Body Fluid or Fresh Tissue: Frozen.
Whole Blood: Refrigerated.
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Room temperature.
Plasma or serum, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Specimen source required.
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.
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.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
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.
|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|