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Test Code MISCLM Candida Antigen and Antibody Panel

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

FCANP

EPIC Test ID

LAB2608

 

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
FCA_2 Candida Antigen Detection Yes, (Order FCAND) Yes
FCA_1 Candida albicans Ab (IgG, IgA, IgM) Yes, (Order FCANA) Yes

Method Name

Candida Ag Detection: Latex Agglutination (LA)

Candida Albicans Ab: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

Candida Antigen and Antibody Panel

Specimen Type

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 2 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  30 days

Reject Due To

Specimens other than

Serum

Anticoagulants other than

NA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

Reference Values

Candida Antigen Detection

 

REFERENCE RANGE:  <1:2

 

INTERPRETIVE CRITERIA:  

               <1:2 Antigen Not Detected

      ≥ 1:2 Antigen Detected

 

Detection of Candida albicans antigen in serum is highly suggestive of systemic or disseminated candidiasis.

 

Candida Albicans Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM)

 

REFERENCE RANGE: <1.0

 

INTERPRETIVE CRITERIA:  

               <1.0  Antibody not detected

     ≥ 1.0   Antibody detected

         

Systemic candidiasis is often characterized by markedly elevated levels of IgG, IgA, and IgM recognizing Candida. However, interpretation of Candida antibody levels is complicated by detection of antibodies in 20-30% of healthy individuals, and blunted antibody responses in immuno-compromised patients at risk for systemic candidiasis. Candida antibody results should be considered within the context of clinical findings and results from other relevant laboratory tests, such as Candida antigen detection and/or culture.

 

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time

1 - 5 days

Performing Laboratory

Focus Diagnostics, Inc.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Focus Diagnostics. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test.

CPT Code Information

86403/Candida Albicans Antigen Detection

86628/x3 Candida Albicans Ab (IgG, IgA, IgM)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FCANP Candida Antigen and Antibody Panel In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z2320 C. Albicans IgG No LOINC Needed
Z2323 Candida Antigen Detection 5075-7
Z2321 C. Albicans IgA 9498-7
Z2322 C. Albicans IgM 9500-0