Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

1 - 9 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Candida albicans Antigen Detection
Mannan Test, Candida
Candida albicans Ag Detection

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Latex Agglutination

Test Usage

Detection of Candida albicans cell wall polysaccharide (mannan) in serum is highly suggestive of systemic or disseminated candidiasis.

Reference Range

< 1:2; <1:2 Antigen Not Detected, > or = 1:2 Antigen Detected

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Note: CSF is not acceptable.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.2 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
86403
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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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.