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Laboratory Information

Test Name

Cryptococcal Antigen ( Fluid )

Synonyms

Cryptococcus
C. neoformans
C. gatti

External Price (excl. GST)

Cryptococcal Antigen ( Fluid )

$83.29

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

A qualitative screen is initially performed and positive screens are then titred. All CSF's requesting cryptococcal antigen also have routine fungi culture performed.

Adult Specimen

Cerebrospinal fluid ( CSF ) or serum (plain gold top blood tube). Plasma is not suitable.

Test Information

Department

Microbiology

Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 0800 - 2400

Laboratory Turnaround Time

1 day

Method

Immunochromatographic Test

Additional Information

For the qualitative or semi-quantitative detection of the polysaccharide antigens of Cryptococcus species complex ( C. neoformans and C. gatti)