Test Overview
Test Methodology

Lateral flow EIA

Test Usage

Establish presence of cryptococcal antigen

Reference Range *

Screen: Negative, Titer: No titer

Test Limitations

A single negative result does not rule out the possibility of cryptococcal infection.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

1 - 8 hours

Soft Order Code
CRAGC
MiChart Code
Cryptococcal Antigen, CSF
Synonyms
  • CRAGC
  • CRYPTOCOCCUS ANTIGEN SCREEN
  • India Ink Replacement Assay
  • CRAGT
  • Cryptococcus Antigen Titer
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
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.

Rejection Criteria
Repeat testing is limited to once/week.
Normal Volume
1 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL CSF
Additional Information

Repeat testing is limited to once/week. If the Cryptococcus screen is positive, a titer will be performed at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.

Billing
CPT Code
87327
Fee Code
LA011
Reflex CPT
87327
Reflex Fee Code
20220
LOINC
46964-3 CRAGC, 43229-4 CRAGT
NY State Approved
No