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  • Cryptococcus Antigen - CSF

    Test Name:Cryptococcus Antigen - CSF
    Epic Order Code:LAB927  
    CPT Code:Test:86403 
    Specimen(s) Type:CSF; 1.0 mL  
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     Routine: 1 hour  
    Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
    Transport/Storage Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport the specimen at 2-8° C within 48 hours. If longer periods of storage are required the specimen must be frozen at
    -20° C in a non frost-free freezer.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport, excessive hemolysis, lipemia or icterus.
    Reference Range:Negative  
    Additional Information:Reflexive Test: If positive, a cryptoccus titer will be ordered.
     For monitoring therapy Titration of Antigen after first positive specimen should not exceed one per week. Bacterial contamination of specimen may cause false positive results.