Cryptococcal Antigen, CSF

Additional Info:
If antigen is positive, the titer, considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.

Methodology: Latex Agglutination Test (LAT)

Specimen Requirements:
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

CPT Information:
86403 –
cryptococcal antigen, csf