Lab Test : India Ink Prep

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Alternate:cryptococcal infection
Includes:Microscopic examination of CSF for yeast cells
Phone:(937) 641-3902
Available:Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only
Turnaround:1 day
Specimen:Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Sterile container or tube
Temperature:Room temperature or Refrigerated
Rejection:Wrong specimen type
Clotted or Frozen CSF
Normal:No fungal elements seen
Uses:Aids in the diagnosis of Cryptococcal infection. A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection.
Limitations:Antifungal therapy may inhibit growth. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out infection.
Method:Microscopic stained

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