Candida albicans Antigen Detection
Candida Antigen, FOCUS #34336, EPIC: LAB5966, SOFT: XCAAB
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube.
Send specimen for processing immediately after collection.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then immediately centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) immediately.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 0.5 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.2 mL)
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 6 months
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.
Sent to Focus Diagnostics, San Juan Capistrano, CA.
Tuesday - Saturday.
Results available within 3-6 days.
A negative reaction does not exclude the possibility of systemic candidiasis. A consistently high titer (¿ 1:4) or a rising titer is suggestive of invasive candidiasis. False positive results may occur in patients with acute renal failure. Rheumatoid factor can cause nonspecific agglutination.
This assay aids in the diagnosis of of systemic candidiasis.
FOCUS #34336, EPIC: LAB5966, SOFT: XCAAB
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