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- Candida Ag
- Antigen, Candida
Determine the presence of circulating Candida antigen in patients with disseminated infection prior to the production of Candida antibodies, particularly in immunosuppressed patients. Detection of Candida antigen in serum is highly suggestive of systemic or disseminated candidiasis.
A negative test does not exclude the possibility of disseminated Candida infection. Immunocompetent patients may have a negative test result due to presence of an immune complex. False-negative results may occur if the specimen has been heated due to the heat sensitivity nature of the Candida antigen. Rheumatoid factor may cause nonspecific agglutination.
Latex agglutination (LA)
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube.
Maintain specimen refrigerated for up to 14 days.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; inadequate specimen volume; gross hemolysis; specimen heated or exposed to high temperature; specimen other than serum
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|183541||Candida Antigen||35271-6||183542||Candida Antigen||35271-6|
|Reflex Table for Candida Antigen|
|Order Code||Order Name||Result Code||Result Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|Reflex 1||183543||Candida Ag Titer||183543||Candida Ag Titer||9501-8|