Diagnostic Section: 
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
5 days
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship tissues and fluids on cold packs. Tissue, fluids, or feces: sterile, sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container. Swabs: transport media.
Specimen Requirements: 

One or more of the following: fresh tissue, swabs, feces, exudates, aspirates, fluids.

Collection Protocol: 

Sample should be aseptically collected. Do not add formalin, saline, or broth to fresh tissue.

Additional Information: 

Culture and identification of <em>Cryptococcus gattii </em>or <em>Cryptococcus neoformans.</em>