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Cryptococcus Antigen, CSF

Mnemonic:    [CSF Cry Ag]
Name:    Cryptococcus Antigen, CSF
Specimen:    1 mL CSF submitted in a sterile container. 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 0050195
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    Positive tests will be titered.
Processing Info:    This test is only for CSF Cryptococcal Ag. If Crytococcal Ag is ordered on serum, order CRYPTO SER.