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Crytptococcus antigen

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml EDTA blood (1ml if paediatric), purple top,


Turnaround Time:

3-5 days

Serological diagnosis of Cryptococcal infection - detection of antigen

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Bristol