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Test Code Crypto Ab Cryptococcus Antibody

Clinical System Name

Cryptococcus Antibody

Synonyms

None specified

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Gold Microtainer or Red

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Method is affected by acute/convalescent status of the patient.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gross hemolysis.

Spin:Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Spin blood and transfer serum into plastic aliquot tube. Refrigerate sample in the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood and transfer serum into plastic aliquot container. Transport room temperature.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

7 d

  Refrigerated 14 d
  Frozen 30 d

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Drawn daily; set up T, Th, Sa at Quest

2 - 4 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

Less than 1:2

 

Methodology

Method: Agglutination

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86403

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Cryptococcus Antibody

Reference Test Number:

30429

Instructions: Send out M - F with the Quest courier.