Latex cryptococcus antigen test (CrAg) principle and result interpretation

Cryptococcus antigen test MLTGEEKS

The LATEX-CRYPTOCOCCUS ANTIGEN TEST (CrAg) is a simple and rapid latex test (lateral flow immunoassay test also exist) for the semi-quantitative or qualitative detection of the capsular polysaccharide antigens of Cryptococcus neoformans in cerebrospinal fluid (cryptococcal meningitis or cryptomeningitis) and serum.Cryptococcal antigen latex test and…

LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF FUNGI

Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections mltgeeks

The laboratory diagnosis of fungal infection begins with the appropriate sample collection and transportation.In most fungal infections, identifications are primarily based on the assessment of colony morphology and microscopic characteristics.Key biochemistry tests may be required to distinguish genes and species.In some cases, serological studies using lateral…