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Candida Antigen Detection

Test Code

34336

CPT Code(s)

86403

Preferred Specimen(s)

0.5 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Container

Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 months

Reject Criteria

Received room temperature

Methodology

Latex Agglutination (LA)

Performing Laboratory

Focus Diagnostics, Inc
5785 Corporate Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630-4753

Setup Schedule

Set up: Mon-Fri

Reference Range(s)

<1:2

Interpretive Criteria

<1:2 Antigen not detected
≥1:2 Antigen detected
Detection of Candida albicans antigen in serum is highly suggestive of systemic or disseminated candidiasis

Clinical Significance

Candidiasis is a fungal infection that may cause localized or systemic disease. The severity of infection is broad extending to life threatening. Acute and convalescent titers should be compared.

LOINC®' Code(s)

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NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.

Result
Code
Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
85968500CANDIDA ANTIGEN DETECTION5075-7Candida albicans Ag

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