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Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen by EIA, Bronchoscopy
2003150
Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary aspergillosis.

Mnemonic
ASPERAGB
Methodology
Semi-quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lower respiratory material by bronchoscopy (BAL, fluid, or washings). 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 2 mL bronchoscopy specimen to a sterile ARUP Standard Transport Tube (ARUP Supply #43115). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.6 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Sputum. Specimens in media or preservatives. Grossly bloody specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week 
Reference Interval
Available SeparatelyComponentsReference Interval
NoAspergillus Galactomannan Antigen, BAL by EIANegative
NoAspergillus Galactomannan IndexBy report

Interpretive Data
A BAL galactomannan index of greater than or equal to 0.5 is considered positive. This result should be interpreted in the context of patient history, clinical signs/symptoms, and other routine diagnostic tests (e.g., culture, histologic examination of biopsy material, and radiographic imaging).

Note
For serum specimens, refer to Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen by EIA, Serum (0060068).
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060273Aspergillus Galactomannan Index62467-6
2003151Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen, BAL
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Aliases
  • Aspergillosis
  • Bronch aspergillus galactomannan
  • Galactomannan
  • Platelia Aspergillus
  • Platelia Aspergillus Ag