Cryptococcal Antigen

Last Modified: 9/19/2019 2:09:24 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
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:


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
Custom Panel: No


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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