NEW MYCOLOGY SCHEME (from April 2018)
Cryptococcal antigen detection
Cryptococcus antigen (CrAg) detection is the standard first line test for diagnosing
Cryptococcosis, a fungal infection caused by Cryptococcus neoformans. Serological tests
have become the standard method for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis, latex agglutination
and enzyme immunoassay are predominant in clinical diagnostic and reference laboratories
whilst the lateral flow assay is commonly used as a point of care test for CrAg.