Cryptococcal Antigen


Test Information

Test Name

Cryptococcal Antigen

Synonyms

Cryptococcus / C. neoformans / C. gatti

Preferred Specimen

CSF or SST

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Processing Information

Registration Code

CRYP

Notes

  • A qualitative screen is initially performed and positive screens are then titred.
  • All CSF's requesting cryptococcal antigen also have routine fungi culture performed.
  • Plasma is not suitable.

Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

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