Lab Test

Aspergillus Antibodies by CF and ID

Test Codes

ARUP: 0050101, EPIC: LAB7584, Beaker:

Department

Send Outs

Instructions

Acute and convalescent samples must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute samples. Please mark sample plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: One Gold-top SST tube.

Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum to plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 1.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed specimen.
Severe lipemia.
Contaminated specimen.

In-Lab Processing

Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum to plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).

Transport: 
1.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 0.5 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 1 year

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Sunday – Saturday
Results available in 3-6 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation/Qualitative Immunodiffusion.

Interpretation

By report.

Clinical Utility

NOTE: negative fungal serology does not rule out the possibility of current infection.

CPT Codes

86606 x 2.
LOINC:  5053-4, 5052-6

Contacts

Last Updated

10/27/2022

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