Cryptococcal antigen, blood-6628

Test info

  
Cryptococcal antigen, blood
  
6628
  
LAB6628
  
CAB

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  3. Do not open
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

 

 

 

  
  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Using a sterile pipette, transfer serum to a sterile transport vial (15 mL Falcon Tube), labelled as serum.
  
  

Refrigerated - 72 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
  • Avoid hemolysis

Performance

  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
1 day
STAT - 2 hours
  

Lateral Flow Immunochromatographic Assay (LFIA)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Negative

Billing

  
86403
86406 - Titer (if applicable)

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
03/30/2020
  
03/06/2020