Cryptococcus Antigen, CSF

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2915
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CRAGC
Alternate Names
  • CrAg
  • CryAg
  • Cryptococcal Antigen CSF Lateral Flow Assay
  • Cryptococcal Antigen Screen
  • Cryptococcal Antigen Screen Spinal Fluid
Clinical Significance

Aids in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL CSF in a Transluscent Red Top Tube - No Additive

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL CSF in a sterile plastic containers #3

TransportAndStorage

Perform testing as soon as possible
or
72 hours Refrigerated (transport)
5 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

Aseptically Collected

Clinical Interpretation

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


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Microbiology
Turn Around Time

24 hours


Coding & Compliance

CDM

01428811


CPT Coding

87899