The encapsulated soil yeast Cryptococcus neoformans causes Cryptococcosis. Pulmonary infection is acquired by inhalation of the organism and is usually subclinical in the immunocompetent host. Dissemination may occur in an immunocompromised patient, often to the meninges. The presence of cryptococcal antigen in any body fluid (serum or cerebrospinal fluid: CSF) is indicative of cryptococcosis. Specimens that are positive by the lateral flow assay (LFA) screen are automatically repeated by the same method utilizing dilutions in order to generate a titer value.
No special preparation is needed for Smear For Cryptococcus India Ink Preperation Csf. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Smear For Cryptococcus India Ink Preperation Csf. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Cryptococcus is detected / identified in positive cases|