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

Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.

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.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

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