CANDIDA ANTIGEN

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 0.5 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Latex Agglutination

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Range
<1:2

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeCANAG
CPT-4 Code (s)
86403
LOINC Codes
Candida Antigen   5075-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory