Detect Aspergillus species and differentiate Aspergillus fumigatus.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Thu, Sat
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, sputum, or tissue.
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.
Specimen source required.
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
All Others: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3000267||Aspergillus species by PCR||49863-4|
|3000269||Aspergillus fumigatus by PCR||62478-3|