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Cryptococcal Antigen

Microbiology


 

Specimen

Blood sample (serum) or CSF

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (5ml) or sterile universal (white top) pot

Test Usage

  • Diagnosis of Infection with Cryptococcus neoformans. This is a fungal infection associated with immunosuppression
  • Please state the following
  • Date of onset of symptoms
  • Relevant clinical details
  • Type of immunosuppression e.g transplant patient

Availability

Sent to Reference Laboratory

Processing Time

2-5 days

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory for enquiries regarding urgent tests

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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