Aids in the diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and aspergilloma. For more complete serologic testing, immunodiffusion should be performed in parallel with complement fixation; refer to Aspergillus Antibodies by Complement Fixation and Immunodiffusion (0050101). For diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis, consider ordering Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen by EIA, Serum (0060068) or Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen by EIA, Bronchoscopy (2003150).
New York DOH Approval Status
Serum separator tube.
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) Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Refer to Report.
This immunodiffusion test uses pooled mycelial-phase culture filtrates of Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, and Aspergillus terreus.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050171||Aspergillus Antibodies by ID||5052-6|
- Aspergillus flavus
- Aspergillus fumigatus
- Aspergillus niger
- Aspergillus terreus
- Precipitin, mycelial-phase