If antigen is positive, the titer, considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.
Methodology: Latex Agglutination Test (LAT)
1.0 mL of spinal fluid (minimum: 1.0 mL) collected in a screw-capped, sterile container supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Analytical Time: 6 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday
CPT Reflex: Reflex code: 86406 – titer
86403 – cryptococcal antigen, csf