Candida sp. Antibodies ID

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 3:00:06 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions: Avoid Thaw/Freeze Cycles
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

1 week Ambient
1 week Refrigerated (Preferred)

Reference Range:


Negative: Antibody Not Detected
Positive: Antibody Detected

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Detection of antibody recognizing Candida is 70-80% specific for systemic candidiasis, and sensitivity is related to the immunocompetence of the patient. The immunocompromised patient with overwhelming candidiasis may not exhibit detectable Candida antibody.
Methodology: Immunodiffusion
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 5 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: CANDI
EPIC Test Code: IMO216
Send Out Test Code: 939X
Alternate Test Names: Candida Albicans Antibody; Candida albicans Antibody, Immunodiffusion
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86628

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