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Test Code CRYPTO AG Cryptococcal Antigen

Additional Codes

Titer will be done if positive at an additional charge. This is a blood test only. For cryptococcal antigen detection on CSF, see "CSF Cryptococcal Antigen".

Clinical System Name

Cryptococcal Antigen

Synonyms

Cryptococcus neoformans Antigen Detection

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Red

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.6 mL

 

Note: 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot:Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Store specimen in the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin and refrigerate until transport.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y; with approval

Collected daily; set up at UW Lab M - F, weekends 8 am - 2 pm

2 - 5 d

Requests for STAT testing require approval of the UW Lab Med Resident or Lab Director.

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

Negative

 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

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Critical Values

Critical values

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Cryptococcus neoformans Antigen Detection

Reference Test Number:

None specified

Instructions:

 Send out Monday thru Friday with the UW courier. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.