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Test Code CANDANT Candida Antigen, Serum

Important Note

Test in no longer available

Replacement Fungitell( (1,3)- ß-D-glucan assay)

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.

Methodology

Latex Particle Agglutination (LPA)

Reference Values

<1:2

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86403

 

LOINC:  5075-7

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Gold-top tube(s)

Specimen:  0.5 mL of serum (0.2 mL min)

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerated (14 day stability)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday - Saturday

 

TAT:  3 - 5 days

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5913670

Used For

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.