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Test Code CRYPAG Cryptococcal Antigen, LAB779

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Gold-top serum gel tube or plain, red-top tube
Specimen: 1 mL of serum, non-hemolyzed.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate ≤72 hours

Collection Instructions: If there is a delay in transport of >72 hours or if mailing time exceeds 72 hours, send specimen frozen in plastic vial.

Reference Values

Negative

If positive, a titer will be done automatically.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Latex Agglutination

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86403-Screen

86406-Titer (if appropriate)