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cryptococcus neoformans antigen detection
Synonyms: Cryp. Antigen 
Computer Code: LPAC
Specimen Collection: CSF: 1 mL in a sterile container.
Blood: 5 mL blood (red top tube). 
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: CSF: Room temperature. Blood: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, remove serum, refrigerate or freeze. 
Reference Values: Negative  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: Daily. Serum samples are batch tested. 
Routine TAT: 60 min 
Stat TAT: 60 min 
CPT Code(s): 86403 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 47
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/17/2014
Time: 00:34:37 (24hr)