Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis. Consider ordering Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen by EIA, Serum (0060068) or Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen by EIA, Bronchoscopy (2003150).

Mnemonic
ASPER PPT
Methodology

Qualitative Immunodiffusion

Performed

Sun-Fri

Reported

3-6 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Body fluid.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

None detected

Interpretive Data

In general, immunodiffusion measures IgG and a positive result may suggest past infection. The test is positive in about 90% of sera from patients with aspergilloma and 50-70% of patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. A negative test (none detected) does not exclude aspergillosis.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

This test uses culture filtrates of Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, and Aspergillus terreus.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86606

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050171 Aspergillus spp. Abs, Precipitin 5052-6
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Aliases
  • Aspergillus Precipitin
  • Aspergillus Precipitins
Aspergillus spp. Antibodies by Immunodiffusion