Cryptococcal Antigen Latex Agglutination System (CALAS), Specify

Test Methodology:

Latex agglutination


Running Day:

Daily


Turn Around Time:

Routine: 5 hours

STAT: 3 hour, CSF is considered as STAT


Specimen Requirement:

serum: collected in red/yellow tube top

CSF: at least 1mL, collected in a sterile container


Patient Preparation:

None


Special Considerations:

Processed as STAT


Unit Conducting the Service:

Microbiology