CANDIDA ANTIGEN

Code
000.0000
Name
CANDIDA ANTIGEN
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
86403
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
43504
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

<1:2

Methodology

Latex Agglutination

Clinical Significance

The assay detects circulating Candida antigen in patients with serious, disseminated infection. A consistently high (>= 1:4) or rising titer correlates with disseminated disease.

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