Aspergillus Galactomannan Test

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 12:24:54 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

BAL: Submit BAL / Nasal Washing in a sterile screw cap container

Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

48 hours Ambient
5 days Refrigerated
5 months Frozen

Ship on dry ice or frozen packs for next day service. Monday – Friday delivery.

Rejection Criteria: If specimen is too viscous to pipette
Reference Range: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:

Negative: <0.5

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

Methodology: Platelia™ Aspergillus EIA Immunoenzymatic sandwich microplate assay
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

Documentation: Limitations:

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

Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 day
Days Performed: Sunday
Sites Performed: MiraVista
PHL Test Code: ASGAA
EPIC Test Code: IMO4109
Send Out Test Code: 309
Alternate Test Names: Aspergillas Ag, BAL; Aspergillus EIA Galactomannan Test
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87305

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