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Detection of IgA antibodies to Candida albicans
Results for this test are for research purposes only by the assay's manufacturer. The performance characteristics of this product have not been established. Results should not be used as a diagnostic procedure without confirmation of the diagnosis by another medically established diagnostic product or procedure.
A positive test does not necessarily indicate infection, since antibodies to Candida species can be detected in uninfected individuals because of their exposure to commensal yeasts. This assay is unable to differentiate antibodies formed during mucosal colonization from those produced during deep infection. Consequently, antibodies are found in many hospitalized patients who have no obvious Candida infection. A negative result does not rule out the possibility of deep-seated candidiasis in immunocompromised patients.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Negative: <10 units/mL
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Causes for Rejection
Microbially-contaminated specimen; heat-treated specimen; specimens containing particulate matter; gross hemolysis; lipemia or icterus
This assay is not approved for New York State patients.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|163020||Candida Antibodies IgA||27417-5||163023||Candida Antibodies IgA||U/mL||27417-5|