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CRYPTOCOCCUS MICROSCOPY

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​1 mL CSF Cryptococcal antigen detection should be requested too, as the latter is more sensitive.

Storage and Transport

Method

​India Ink Stain

Test Results

​Encapsulated blastoconidia seen, suggestive of C. neoformans;
No Cryptococcus species seen

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​2 - 4 hours

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

Remarks

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