Candida sp. Antibodies ID

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • IMO216
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CANDI
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 939X
Alternate Names
  • Candida Albicans Antibody
  • Candida albicans Antibody, Immunodiffusion

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

1 week Ambient
1 week Refrigerated (Preferred)

Collection Instructions

Avoid Thaw/Freeze Cycles

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Negative

Negative: Antibody Not Detected
Positive: Antibody Detected


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 (ID)

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

3 to 5 days


Coding & Compliance

CPT Coding

86628