Indication - HIV infection
First added in 2018
Changed in 2020
To screen for and diagnose cryptococcal meningitis in people with advanced HIV disease
Capillary whole blood, Venous whole blood
WHO prequalified or recommended products
WHO supporting documents
Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention, and management of cryptococcal disease in HIV-infected adults, adolescents and children (2018) https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/260399; Guidelines for managing advanced HIV disease and rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy (2017) https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/255884
Technical specifications for procurements
This tool presents technical specifications for one IVD test for Cryptococcal antigen RDT. To review it, download the file and go to the “Test menu” tab to make your selection. You will find more details in the “Content” tab of this file.
ICD11 code: 1C62.Z
Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation
The selection of the disease specific diagnostics tests for the EDL took into account the relevant priority diseases for the WHO such as HIV infection, tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis B and C, syphilis and HPV infection. For these diseases there are WHO guidelines and technical reports, including recommendations for the appropriate IVDs. These documents are the result of significant evidence review and formed the basis for the inclusion of these IVDs in the EDL.