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Test Code ASPPCR TIS Aspergillus by PCR, Tissue

Additional Codes

For BAL specimens see "Aspergillus by PCR, BAL". For blood specimens see "Aspergillus by PCR, Blood".

Clinical System Name

Aspergillus by PCR, tissue


Aspergillus by PCR, Fluid (non-BAL)

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Tissue, abscess or body fluids

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: Fresh/frozen tissue or sterile fluid in a sterile container

Minimum Vol: N/A


Note: Transport to the Lab immediately. Acceptable specimens include fresh frozen tissue, frozen sterile body fluid or parrafin embedded tissue,

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Tissues in formalin

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Affix large label to sterile screw top container and freeze specimen in the CPA freezer send-outs rack.


Off-site collection: If transport is delayed, freeze sample at -20 C.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp  



STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily; set up at UW Micro Lab M - F before 07:00. 2 - 5 d


Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

Microbiology Molecular Diagnostics

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600


Department:  Send Outs


Phone Number: (206) 987-2563



Reference Range







Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes



Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Aspergillus fumigatus by PCR, Tissue
Reference Test Number: ASPTIS
Instructions: Send out M - Fwith the UW courier.