96205:CANDIDA ALBICANS IgG, IgM and IgA ANTIBODIES

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96205:CANDIDA ALBICANS IgG, IgM and IgA ANTIBODIES
Alias Names: Anti-Candida Antibodies
Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Edit Date: 10/29/2010
Performed: Wednesday, Saturday
Released: 48-72 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 86628-90 x3
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 7 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 2 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Systemic candidiasis is often characterized by markedly elevated levels of Candida-specific antibodies. However, interpretation of Candida antibody results is complicated by detection of these antibodies in healthy individuals, and blunted antibody responses in immunocompromised patients.

Reference Range:
IgG Antibodies <.89 EIA Units
IgM Antibodies <.89 EIA Units
IgA Antibodies <.89 EIA Units