Cryptococcus Antigen - Serum

Cryptococcus Antigen - Serum


This test is a sensitive test to detect the presence of cryptococcal antigen in suspected cases, even before symptoms develop.

This Test Includes

Cryptococcus Antigen

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Cryptococcus Antigen - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Monitoring Cryptococcus antigen titters in serum.

What is this test

Cryptococcosis is an invasive fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans found commonly in pigeon droppings. The disease affects mainly lungs and CNS.