Ordering Recommendation

Detect Aspergillus species and differentiate Aspergillus fumigatus.


Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction


Mon, Thu, Sat


2-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, sputum, or tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, sputum to a sterile container. (Min: 0.9 mL) Tissue: Transfer tissue to a sterile container and freeze immediately.

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen source required.


Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
All Others: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

This test uses two probes to detect the most-common Aspergillus spp. and to differentiate A. fumigatus.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.


The pan-Aspergillus primers and probes are known to cross-react with Penicillium species and Paecilomyces species.

Hotline History
CPT Codes


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000266 Aspergillus Source 31208-2
3000267 Aspergillus species by PCR 49863-4
3000269 Aspergillus fumigatus by PCR 62478-3
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Aspergillus Species by PCR