Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Cryptococcal Antigen, Blood Order Code : CRPLFB
Synonyms: Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay, Blood
Specimen Type: Serum
Container Type: SST Gold-top gel tube
Required Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1 mL
Methodology: Lateral Flow Immunochromatographic
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: 24 hours/next day
Special Handling: Specimens should be sent to Lab as soon as possible. Separate serum from clot. Store and transport serum at 2-8°C up to 7 days. After 7 days, FREEZE at -20°C or below.
CPT Codes: 87899
Causes For Rejection: Specimen in wrong or leaking container. Excessive hemolysis, lipemia, chylous serum, gross bacterial contamination. Excessive transit time to the laboratory (> 24 hours unless otherwise specified)
Department: Microbiology