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Catalog ID Smr India Ink India Ink Exam

Important Note

This test will be discontinued on September 15, 2019. Please order a Cryptococcal Antigen Test (on serum or CSF)- CRYPT. 

CPOE Test Name

India Ink Smear

Specimen Type

Body fluids

Specimen Requirements

Sterile body fluids only.

Storage and Transport

Ambient temperature and transport to Microbiology Laboratory within 1 hour.

Causes for Rejection

Improper labeling; delay in transport; non-sterile container; improper specimen

Reference Range

No encapsulated yeast seen.

Critical Values

positive exam

Test Consists

India ink exam

Performing Lab

Microbiology BA-1672 721-2807


India Ink Stain [microscopic]