Aspergillosis , MiraVista # 309, BAL:EPIC: LAB7123, SOFT: XASP3, CSF:EPIC:LAB7124, SOFT: XASPC, Serum:EPIC: LAB7125, SOFT: XASPS
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: One Gold-top SST tube or plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) or Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) in a sterile container.
Send specimen for processing immediately after collection.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Let blood specimens clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F). Maintain BAL and CSF specimens refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 1.0 mL serum, BAL, or CSF, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.8 mL)
- Urine specimens.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Monday - Friday.
Results available in 2-5 days.
One Stage Immunoenzymatic Sandwich Microplate Assay.
False positive results can be caused by infection with Penicilium, Alternaria and Paecilomyces. Patients with Histoplasmosis and other endemic myscoes may also cause false positives. Antifungal therapy may reduce the assay¿s sensitivity.
This test is an aid in the early diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis and, along with other diagnostic tests and clinical signs of disease, allows for the effective early treatment of the disease.
MiraVista # 309, BAL:EPIC: LAB7123, SOFT: XASP3, CSF:EPIC:LAB7124, SOFT: XASPC, Serum:EPIC: LAB7125, SOFT: XASPS
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