If antigen is positive, the titer, considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.
Methodology: Latex Agglutination Test (LAT)
1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Analytical Time: 6 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday
CPT Reflex: Reflex code: 86406 – titer
86403 – cryptococcal antigen, serum