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CANDIDA ANTIBODIES
Number 735
CPT Code 86628
Alias CANDIDA ABS
Specimen Container SST
Specimen Type Serum
Turn Around Time 
Days Performed 
Reference Range Negative: <30 units/mL
Alternate Specimen Red Top
Volume 1 mL Serum
Stability Ambient N/A
Stability Refrigerated Preferred
Stability Frozen N/A
Patient Preparation 
Methodology 

Enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA)

Limitations 

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.

Rejection Criteria 

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

Additional Instructions 
Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
TagsCANDIDA, FUNGUS, ALBICAN

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