India Ink (Cryptococcus)

Results in ~ hrs

~35 mins

₱ 750.00

What is this test?

India Ink is usually performed on CSF to diagnose cryptococcal meningitis. The benefit of this test is that it can be performed quickly; however, the drawback is that it has low sensitivity, which can lead to missed diagnoses. Culture is the gold standard for diagnosing cryptococcal infection.

Test Preparations

No special preparation needed.