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Lab Test Dictionary

Cryptococcus Antigen, Latex Screen with Reflex to Titer (11196)

Methodology

Latex Agglutination (LA)


Synonyms

Cryptococcal Ag

Specimen Type

Serum or CSF

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01190

Lab Test Days

Tuesday-Saturday

Standard TAT

1-3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-4 mL Blood or 0.5-1 mL CSF collected in a sterile container

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 60 Days

Test Volume Required

2 mL Serum or 1 mL CSF

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Serum or CSF

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens within 1 hour of collection.


CPT Codes

86403; 86406


Revised

09-27-22