Ordering Recommendation

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).

Mnemonic

ASPER PPT

Methodology

Immunodiffusion

Performed

Sun-Sat

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) Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Contaminated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens.

Remarks
Stability

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

Reference Interval

Not Detected

Interpretive Data

Refer to Report.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

This immunodiffusion test uses pooled mycelial-phase 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 Antibodies by ID 5052-6
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Aliases

  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Aspergillus terreus
  • Precipitin, mycelial-phase
Aspergillus Antibodies by Immunodiffusion