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Candida Antibodies, IgA, IgG, IgM, ELISA

CPT: 86628(x3)
Updated on 06/29/2020

Special Instructions

This assay is currently not available in New York state.

This assay is currently not available in New York state.

This assay is currently not available in New York state.

This assay is currently not available in New York state.

This assay is currently not available in New York state.


Expected Turnaround Time

2 - 5 days


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Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Serum


Volume

1 mL


Minimum Volume

0.3 mL


Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube


Storage Instructions

Room temperature


Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x4


Causes for Rejection

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


Test Details


Use

Detection of IgG, IgA, and 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

Negative: <30 units/mL

Negative


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