|Investigations||Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen
Aspergillus infections usually start in the lungs as the port of entry following inhalation of Aspergillus spores which are present in the environment. Invasive forms, which have been on the increase for the last 10 years, constitute the most serious infections.
Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen (immunoenzymatic sandwich microplate assay)
|Inform lab before sending||No||Specimen type||Serology
Clotted blood: 5ml Clot activator and separation gel (GOLD CAPPED) container.
Bronchoalveolar lavage: Collected in a sterile leak-proof container.
|Ideal time to take specimen|| ||Labelling requirements||click here||How to take the specimen|| ||Transport to the laboratory||If transport is delayed then store at +4°C.
||Test Times||Serology: Twice weekly||Turnround||Serology: 5 working days||Additional information|| |
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