Aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary aspergillosis.
Semi-quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Lower respiratory material by bronchoscopy (BAL, fluid, or washings).
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)
Sputum. Specimens in media or preservatives. Grossly bloody specimens.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week
|Available Separately||Components||Reference Interval|
|No||Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen, BAL by EIA||Negative|
|No||Aspergillus Galactomannan Index||By report|
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).
For serum specimens, refer to Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen by EIA, Serum (ARUP test code 0060068). For sputum or tissue specimens, refer to Aspergillus Species by PCR (ARUP test code 3000265).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060273||Aspergillus Galactomannan Index||62467-6|
|2003151||Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen, BAL||88555-8|
- Bronch aspergillus galactomannan
- Platelia Aspergillus
- Platelia Aspergillus Ag