Ordering Recommendation

Detect Aspergillus species and differentiate Aspergillus fumigatus.

Mnemonic
ASPERPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Thu, Sat

Reported

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
Collect

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

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

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 Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

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

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798

Components
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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Aliases
Aspergillus Species by PCR