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Test Code ASPGM BAL Aspergillus Galactomannan, BAL

Clinical System Name

Aspergillus galactomannan, BAL

Synonyms

Galactomannan (Aspergillus), BAL

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Bronchoalveolar Lavage/Bronchial Aspirate

Container(s): Sterile Screw- Capped Container

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Must maintain sterility.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: N

Aliquot:N

Temp: - 20 C

Storage location: Specimen must remain sterile. Do not remove cap to transfer specimen unnecessarily. If specimen must be split, give to Microbiology to split specimen in a sterile hood. Affix large label to sterile screw top container and freeze specimen in the CPA freezer send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Contact UW Lab Medicine for collection and shipping instructions.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp  
  Refrigerated  
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily, performed M, W & F 3 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

 

Negative

 

 

 

Methodology

Method: None EIA

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87305

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Aspergillus Galactomannan by EIA, BAL
Reference Test Number: BALASP
Instructions: Send out M - F with the UW courier.