Test Catalog

Test ID: LFACX    
Cryptococcus Antigen with Reflex, Spinal Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aiding in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis


This test should not be used as a test of cure or to guide treatment decisions.


This test should not be performed as a screening procedure for the general population.

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CLFACryptococcus Ag Screen w/Titer, CSFYesYes

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CLFATCryptococcus Ag Titer, LFA, CSFYesNo
FGENCFungal Culture, CSFYes, (Order FGEN)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If result is positive, Cryptococcus antigen titer will be performed at an additional charge.


If Cryptococcus antigen titer is positive, then fungal culture will be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Lateral Flow Assay (LFA)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Cryptococcus Ag w/Reflex, LFA, CSF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Fungal Serology
Cryptococcal Antigen, CSF
Cryptococcus gattii
Cryptococcus neoformans