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Aspergillus galactomannan antigen

Lab Section: 



Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 




Semi-quantitative Enzyme Immunoassay


Tuesday, Friday


5 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 10.0 ml Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 4 ml.
Handling: Send unopened collection tube. Sterile processing required.
Unacceptable conditions: Samples drawn in a Gel Barrier tube, grossly hemolyzed specimens and specimens that have been exposed to air.
Stability: After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 5 Days; Frozen: 2 Weeks



Clinical Indications: This test for soluble galactomannan antigen in serum is a serological method used to aid in the diagnosis of Invasive Aspergillosis in neutropenic patients (following anti-cancer treatment) and in patients treated with immunosuppressants.

Reference Interval: 

Index <0.5

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Last Changed: 

10/11/2016 09:31:19

Last Reviewed: 

8/18/2017 2:27:20 PM