Aspergillus Species by PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Detect Aspergillus species and differentiate Aspergillus fumigatus.

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Thu, Sat
2-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, sputum, or tissue. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, sputum to a sterile container. (Min: 0.9 mL) Tissue: Transfer tissue to a sterile container and freeze immediately. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen source required. 
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
All Others: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
This test uses two probes to detect the most-common Aspergillus spp. and to differentiate A. fumigatus.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

The pan-Aspergillus primers and probes are known to cross-react with Penicillium species and Paecilomyces species.
Hotline History
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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
3000266Aspergillus Source31208-2
3000267Aspergillus species by PCR49863-4
3000269Aspergillus fumigatus by PCR62478-3
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