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  Cryptococcal Antigen - Serum Specimen Type:
  also known as Crypto Ag



Specimen requirements: 7 mL SST
Unit of measure: Titer
Ideal sample: 1.0 mL Serum (1-7 mL Red Top is sufficient for 4 serologies)
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 mL serum
Method of collection: Peripheral blood draw.
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient name and Medical Record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Serology
Stat frequency: 24 hrs - Tues - Sat, 0600 - 2400 Sun/Mon
Stat turn around time: 1 hr
Routine frequency: Monday - Friday
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 24 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Latex Agglutination
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CRAGB (Screen); CRABT (Titer)
Secondary code: 5112
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A