Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation
Serum separator tube.
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Contaminated or severely lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Less than 1:8
Cross-reactions with dimorphic fungi are not unusual with the genus Aspergillus. A negative test does not exclude infection, especially in immunocompromised patients. Best use of the test is with paired sera taken three weeks apart to detect a rise in titer against a single antigen.
Negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050100||Aspergillus Antibody by CF||5053-4|
- Aspergillus antibodies CF