Cryptococcal Antigen

Last Modified: 1/26/2022 2:46:41 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation: DUE TO SUPPLY ISSUES, THE CRYPTOCOCCAL AG TEST WILL TEMPORARILY BE SENT TO QUEST LABS. 
TEST CODE - 11196 CRYPTOCOCCAL ANTIGEN, LATEX SCREEN WITH REFLEXT TO TITER
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a plastic vial
Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 72 hours Refrigerated (Transport)
Indefinitely Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Hemolyzed specimen
Reference Range:

Negative

Critical Ranges: Positive
Test Comments: Positive Cryptococcal Antigen test will reflex to MSOT Cryptococcal Antigen titer
Methodology: Lateral Flow Assay
Clinical Significance: Aids in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 24 hours
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CRAGS
EPIC Test Code: LAB2916
Alternate Test Names: CrAg; Cryptococcal Antigen Latex; Cryptococcal Antigen Screen Serum; Cryptococcal Antigen Serum Lateral Flow Assay
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87899

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