Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 21, 2019 @ 9:13 am

4401

India Ink Prep

Specimen:Collect:
  • CSF in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) CSF in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Time Sensitive
  • Examination for capsules of Cryptococcus neoformans and other fungal elements.
    Positive in less than 50% of cases of Cryptococcal meningitits.
    Cryptococcus Antigen Test is also recommended.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Leaking Container
  • Nonsterile Containers
Stability:Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Microscopy
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87210
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4401 - INDIA INK PREP
  • 4933 - REVIEW INDICATED
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