Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

1 - 8 hours

MiChart Code
Cryptococcal Antigen, CSF
Soft Order Code
CRAGC

Test Updated:

Synonyms

CRAGC
CRYPTOCOCCUS ANTIGEN SCREEN
India Ink Replacement Assay
CRAGT
Cryptococcus Antigen Titer

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Lateral flow EIA

Test Usage

Establish presence of cryptococcal antigen

Reference Range

Screen: Negative, Titer: No titer

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a clean tube or container. Refrigerate and send within 24 hours of collection. Titer will be run on specimens giving a positive screen.

Normal Volume
1 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL CSF

Billing Information

CPT Code
87327
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
46964-3 CRAGC, 43229-4 CRAGT

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.