Aspergillus Species by PCR
Detect Aspergillus species and differentiate Aspergillus fumigatus.
New York DOH Approval Status
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.
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
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.
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|