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Test Code PRECIPITIN Aspergillus Antibodies, Immunodiffusion, Serum

Method Name

Immunodiffusion (ID)

Reporting Name

Aspergillus Antibodies, Serum

Specimen Type

Serum

Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  30 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

Aspergillus flavus Ab

Aspergillus niger Ab

Aspergillus fumigatus Ab

 

Reference Range: Negative

 

Interpretive Criteria:

            Negative: Antibody not detected

            Positive: Antibody detected

 

A positive result is represented by 1 or more precipitin bands, and may indicate fungus ball, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABA) or invasive aspergillosis. Generally, the appearance of 3 – 4 bands indicates either fungus ball or ABA.

 

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Focus Diagnostics, Inc.

CPT Code Information

86606 x 3

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FASP Aspergillus Antibodies, Serum In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z0717 Aspergillus flavus Ab 9490-4
Z0518 Aspergillus niger Ab 10894-4
Z0519 Aspergillus fumigatus Ab 6808-0