Candida Antibodies, IgM, ELISA

CPT: 86628
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Test Details

Use

Detection of IgM antibodies to Candida albicans

Limitations

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. Consequentially, 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.

Methodology

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Reference Interval

Negative: <10 units/mL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate

Causes for Rejection

Microbially-contaminated specimen; heat-treated specimen; specimens containing particulate matter; gross hemolysis; lipemia or icterus

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

This assay is not approved for New York State patients.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
163010 Candida Antibodies IgM 27391-2 163012 Candida Antibodies IgM U/mL 27391-2

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