This test is used to aid in establishing the presence of Cryptococcus neoformans infection. The cryptococcal antigen test is positive in about 85% to 90% of cryptococcal meningitis.
Its sensitivity reaches 95% in patients with AIDS. Cryptococcus neoformans is most commonly found in bird droppings and dirt.
Diagnosing cryptococcus infection.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.