Test directory: Cryptococcus Ag, CSF, Rflx Culture

Ordering Code4983
Test NameCryptococcus Ag, CSF, Rflx Culture
AliasCSF Cryptococcal Antigen, Reflex to
Preferred SpecimenCerebrospinal Fluid in Sterile Container
Preferred ContainerCerebral Spinal Fluid Kit
Other Specimen/ContainerCerebral Spinal Fluid in Sterile Container
Optimum Volume3 mL
Handling InstructionsRefrigerate specimen immediately and keep refrigerated
Freeze specimen if transport time >2 days.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 2 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Avoid repeated freezing and thawing. DO NOT use frost-free freezers
CSF Reflex culture (Fungus) stable for 5 days at 33-37 Deg C
Rejection CriteriaGrossly hemolyzed, Anticoagulated CSF, Obvious Microbial
Contamination, Gross Specimen Turbidity
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyLatex Agglutination (LA)

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