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.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
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|