CSF, urine, body fluids
Submit in a sterile screw-capped container or syringe (capped without needle). Transport immediately to laboratory.
Refer to microbiology processing manual
Microscopic examination for encapsulated yeast
India Ink preparations performed on CSF sediment are positive in only 60% of all cases of Cryptococcal meningitis. ALL requests for India Ink should include a culture or antigenic detection