|Includes:||Microscopic examination of CSF for yeast cells|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only|
|Specimen:||Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)|
|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.|
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