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CRAGF
CRYPTOCOCCUS ANTIGEN, SPINAL FLUID

Test Code CRAGF 
Test CRYPTOCOCCUS ANTIGEN, SPINAL FLUID 
Methodology Latex Aggultination 
Description Useful for detecting polysaccharide antigens associated with Cryptococcus neoformans infection. 
Specimen 1.0 mL of spinal fluid. Send specimen refrigerated in a screw- capped, sterile vial. Maintain sterility and forward promptly. 
Reference Values Negative
Positives are titered up to end point.
Positive result is a critical value with auto call-back. 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 86403