Cryptococcus Antigen, CSF

Last Modified: 2/20/2019 3:46:46 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL CSF in a Red Top Tube
Collection Instructions: Aseptically Collected
Minimum Volume: 40 uL CSF
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Perform testing as soon as possible
72 hours Refrigerated (transport)
5 days Frozen
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
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 24 hours
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CRAGC
EPIC Test Code: LAB2915
Alternate Test Names: CrAg; CryAg; Cryptococcal Antigen CSF Lateral Flow Assay; Cryptococcal Antigen Screen; Cryptococcal Antigen Screen Spinal Fluid
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87899

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