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Test Code ASPGMS Aspergillus Galactomannan by EIA

Clinical System Name

Aspergillus galactomannan EIA

Synonyms

Galactomannan
Galactomannan Assay

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST

Preferred Vol: 5.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 2.0 mL

 

Note: Specimen must remain sterile. Do not remove vacutainer cap to fill. Specimen can not be shared. Test requires a separate tube. Avoid hemolysis.

Red top is acceptable, not ideal (must reach UW within 24 hours).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Hemolysis. Whole blood in red top > 24 hours old.

Spin: Y (If Red do not spin)

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Allow to clot completely. Spin blood. DO NOT ALIQUOT SERUM. Affix large computer label to vacutainer and parafilm cap. Refrigerate specimen in CPA refrigerator send-out rack.

If red top do not spin, whole blood must be received at UW within 24 hours.

 

Off-site collection: Specimen must remain sterile. Do not remove vacutainer cap to fill. Allow to clot completely. Spin blood. DO NOT ALIQUOT SERUM & refrigerate.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Unopened, spun SST specimen Room temp  
  Refrigerated 5 d
  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
Reference Test Number: ASPGMS
Instructions: Send out M - Fwith the UW courier.