Test directory: Cryptococcus Antigen, Serum

Ordering Code60
Test NameCryptococcus Antigen, Serum
AliasCryptococcal Antigen, Serum
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerPlain (Red)
Other Specimen/ContainerNone
Optimum Volume2 mL
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge to separate, and refrigerate specimen immediately. Aliquot and freeze 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.
Rejection CriteriaGel barrier tube, Grossly hemolyzed, Insufficient quantity,
Lipemic, Plasma, Specimen older than stability limits
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyLatex Agglutination (LA)

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