Ordering Recommendation

Detect Aspergillus species and differentiate Aspergillus fumigatus.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

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

Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.


Specimen source required.


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


Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction


Mon, Thu, Sat


2-5 days

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)


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

Hotline History


CPT Codes

87798 x2


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