Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary aspergillosis.

Mnemonic
ASPERAGB
Methodology

Semi-quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-2 days

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

Lower respiratory material by bronchoscopy (BAL, fluid, or washings).

Specimen Preparation

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)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Sputum. Specimens in media or preservatives. Grossly bloody specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week

Reference Interval
Available Separately Components Reference Interval
No Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen, BAL by EIA Negative
No Aspergillus Galactomannan Index By report

Interpretive Data

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).

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

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).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87305

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060273 Aspergillus Galactomannan Index 62467-6
2003151 Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen, BAL
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Aliases
  • Aspergillosis
  • Bronch aspergillus galactomannan
  • Galactomannan
  • Platelia Aspergillus
  • Platelia Aspergillus Ag
Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen by EIA, Bronchoscopy