Specimen Requirements

Title

CANDIDA ANTIGEN

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp 7 days; Refrigerated 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days Performed Mon-Sat

Clinical Use

The assay detects circulating Candida antigen in patients with serious, disseminated infection. A consistently high or rising titer correlates with disseminated disease.

Test Code

CANAG