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Test Code:
090-40-0760-01

Order Name:
India Ink Preparation

 
Useful For:
Detection of Cryptococcal infection
 
Methodology:
India Ink method Microscopic
 
AliasesName:
Cryptococcal neoformans
Cryptococcal gattii
India ink staining
Cryptococcal infection
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0760-01

Order Name:
India Ink Preparation

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
CSF, Body fluids/ Sterile container
 
Specimen Testing Type:
CSF, Body fluids, volume Entire collection (minimum 0.5 mL)
 
Sub Mission Container:
Sterile container
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 15 minutes
Body fluid Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0760-01

Order Name:
India Ink Preparation

 
Method detail:
India Ink method Microscopic
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to report within 2 hours.
 
Performing Location:
Microbiology, Laboratory Department Tel. 14171
 
Specimen Retention Time:
7 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0760-01

Order Name:
India Ink Preparation

 
 
Clinical Information:
Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii are pathogenic fungi that are acquired by inhalation and can spread to other organ systems (particularly the brain and meninges). C neoformans is considered an opportunistic pathogen of immunocompromised individuals. It is the AIDS-defining illness in up to 50% of AIDS patients. C gattii infections are relatively rare but appear to be increasing. C gattii can also cause disease in the immunocompetent, particularly in persons with underlying health conditions. Mortality from cryptococcal meningitis is high, ranging from 10% to nearly 50% in immunocompromised patients.
 
Reference Value:
No Encapsulated spherical yeast cells seen
 
Interpretation:
Positive for encapsulated spherical yeast cell Negative result should be confirm by Cryptococcal culture method
 
Clinical Reference:
  1. Amy L. Leber, editor. Clinical Microbiology Procedure Handbook 4th Edition. Washington DC: American Society for Microbiology; 2016
  2. James H. Jorgensen, Michael A. PFALLER. Manual of Clinical Microbiology 11th ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press; 2015
  3. https://www.mayocliniclabs.com (Retrieved: 29 Jan 2019)