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11196: Cryptococcal Antigen, Latex Screen with Reflex to Titer Print View
Specimen Source      
Cryptococcal Ag Screen AGG  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 CSF 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 60 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 60 Day(s)  

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.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86403

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Screen detected results will automatically reflex to Titer for an additional fee (add CPT Code 86406).






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