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Cryptococcosis

This is an important test used to help diagnose cryptococcosis.

Venous blood
1 tests included
4 days turnaround

£250.00

£221.00

About Cryptococcosis

What is cryptococcosis?

Cryptococcosis is the disease caused by infection with fungi in the genus cryptococcus. Cryptococci are soil-dwelling fungi who cause infection by inhalation of fungal spores. Cryptococcosis may resolve by itself however it can be life-threatening in individuals with weakened immune systems. Cryptococcosis typically presents with pneumonia-like symptoms including coughing, fever and skin lesions. In some cases, the infection can spread to the central nervous system, causing meningoencephalitis.  

Why take the test?

This test screens for the presence of cryptococcal infection. It is used to diagnose cryptococcosis.

 

What's tested

Cryptococcus

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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