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

Spinal Fluid


Specimen requirements: Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection Tubes
Unit of measure: Titer
Ideal sample: 1.0 mL CSF
Absolute minimum amount: 0.5 ML CSF
Method of collection: Spinal tap or lumbar puncture.
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): Microbiology/Virology
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: CRAGS (Screen); CRAST (Titer)
Secondary code: 5113
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A