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Test Code CRYPTO CSF CSF Cryptococcal Antigen

Clinical System Name

CSF Cryptococcal Antigen

Synonyms

Cryptococcus
Crytpococcal antigen, CSF

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Cerebral Spinal Fluid

Container(s): CSF Tube

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol:  0.5 mL

 

Note: Titer will be done if positive at an additional charge.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin:Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Spin sample, transfer 1 mL CSF supernatant to a plastic tube affixed with a large computer label. Store specimen in the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

 

Off-site collection: Send CSF to lab @ room temperature within 1 hour of collection; refrigerate if delayed.
 

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

1 h

  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen

7 d

 

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

86403

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Cryptococcal Antigen Screen, CSF

Reference Test Number:

CCAFS

Instructions:

 Send out M - F with the UW courier.