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ANTIGEN CRYPTOCOCCUS CSF (CRY)

Department: Microbiology
Test Synonym(s): CRY
CPT Codes: 87327; if test is positive additional 86406
Methodology: EIA and Latex Agglutination
Reference Range: Negative
Tube Type: CSF - Sterile plastic LP container
Specimen: CSF
Pediatric Requirements: Same
Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: Send to lab immediately
Days Performed: Tuesday and Thursday
Times Performed: Once per day in AM
TAT: 1-5 days
Special Instructions: A titer (with a separate charge will be performed on positives.) STAT requests require infectious disease approval.

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