Aspergillus Antigen

Last Modified: 3/14/2019 7:40:16 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 5.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions: Collect serum specimens in serum separator or red top tube. 

Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. 

Pipette serum into a plastic screw cap vial.
Minimum Volume: 0.8 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

48 hours Ambient
5 days Refrigerated (preferred)
5 months Frozen

Rejection Criteria: If specimen is too viscous to pipette
Reference Range:


Negative: <0.5

Results are reported as numeric values (Index) which are interpreted as positive or negative

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:

The result is not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

False positives can be caused by:

  • Piperacillin-tazobactam, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid
  • PLASMA-LYTE and other fluids containing sodium gluconate
  • Infection with Penicillium, Alternaria, Paecilomyces, Fusarium, Histoplasma and Blastomyces, or airway colonization with above organisms

*Antifungal therapy may cause false negative results in patients with aspergillosis

Methodology: Platelia™ Aspergillus EIA
Clinical Significance: The aspergillus EIA test is an aid in the early diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis. In conjunction with other diagnostic tests and clinical signs of disease, it is an aid in the effective early treatment of disease.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 6 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Sites Performed: MiraVista
Other Testing Facility: MiraVista Diagnostics
PHL Test Code: ASAG
EPIC Test Code: IMO221
Send Out Test Code: 309
Alternate Test Names: Aspergillosis; Aspergillus Galactomannan; Galactomannan Assay; Platelia Aspergillus Antigen; Platelia® Aspergillus ; Platelia® Aspergillus Galactomannan
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87305

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