Diagnosis and testing for C. neoformans Infection

How is a C. neoformans infection diagnosed?

Healthcare providers rely on your medical history, symptoms, physical examinations, and laboratory tests to diagnose a C. neoformans infection.

Your healthcare provider will take a sample of tissue or body fluid (such as blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or sputum) and send the sample to a laboratory to be examined under a microscope, tested with an antigen test, or cultured. Your healthcare provider may also perform tests such as a chest x-ray or CT scan of your lungs, brain, or other parts of the body.