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Cryptococcus Antigen, Serum

Mnemonic:    [Crypto Ag]
Name:    Cryptococcus Antigen, Serum
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Plasma is unacceptable.

Sample should be refrigerated within one hour of collection.
Minimum Spec:    0.25 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050196
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    Positive tests will be titered.
Processing Info:    This is not the orderable test for CSF Crytpcoccal Antigen.