The encapsulated soil yeast Cryptococus neoformans causes Cryptococcosis. Pulmonary infection is acquired by inhalation of the organism and is usually subclinical in the immunocompetent host. Dissemination may occur in an immunocompromised patient, often to the meninges.
Centrifuge serum specimens within 1 hour of collection. Transfer
serum to clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Refrigerate
samples and transport on cold packs or freeze samples and transport
on dry ice.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Methodology: Latex Agglutination Screen detected results will automatically reflex to Titer for an additional fee (add CPT Code 86406).