97142:CANDIDA ANTIGEN DETECTION

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97142:CANDIDA ANTIGEN DETECTION
Methodology: Latex Particle Agglutination (LPA)
Edit Date: 7/2/2008
Performed: Monday-Saturday
Released: 24-48 hours after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 86403-90
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 6 months frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: The assay detects circulating Candida antigen in patients with serious, disseminated infection. A consistently high (>=1:4) or rising titer correlates with disseminated disease.

Reference Range:
<1:2