Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CRYPTOCOCCAL ANTIGEN, CSF

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2108         Geisinger Epic ID: 46335

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL CSF in sterile screw-cap tube; minimum 1 mL
Special notes:
Check expiration date on transport device before use

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
A fungus culture must also be performed in conjunction with this test. This applies to Geisinger Health Care System patients only. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature. If a significant delay is expected, refrigerate at 2-8ºC.
Specimen stability:
Stable 72 hours refrigerated at 2-8ºC.
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimen. Insufficient volume for testing.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative for Cryptococcal Antigen
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Positive for Cryptococcal Antigen
CPT code(s):
87899
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Direct detection of cryptococcal antigen in CSF
Methodology:
Immunochromographic Lateral Flow
Synonyms:
Cryptococcus, fungus, India ink, yeast
CAGCSF
Clinical significance:
A positive test result from a CSF specimen is indicative of active cryptococcal CNS infection
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 12/28/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Francis Tomashefski
Frequency: Daily, 1st shift
Performed stat? No
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