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cryptococcal antigen lateral flow immunoassay
Synonyms: Cryptococcal Antigen 
Computer Code: (CRAGLF)
Specimen Collection: Serum: collect red top tube
CSF: follow accepted procedures for lumbar puncture. 
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport to lab at room temperature as soon as possible or within 2 hours. Refrigerate at 2-8ºC for up to 72 hours and transport on wet ice. Transport specimen at room temperature within 2 hours. Transport specimen on wet ice when delayed up to 72 hours. 
Reference Values: Negative  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: NA
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 2 hrs (serum) NA for CSF 
Stat TAT: 1 hr (CSF) 
CPT Code(s): 87899 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 39
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 05/25/2016
Time: 01:24:56 (24hr)