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Test Name:Aspergillus antigen, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Test Number:12764
Collect:2.0 mL bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Alternate Collect:1.5 mL bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Container:Sterile Screw Cap Transport Vial
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:Frozen (preferred) - 14 days
Refrigerated - 5 days
Ambient - NO
Alternate Names:Aspergillosis
Invasive Aspergillosis
Platelia Aspergillus Ag
Performing Lab:Mayo Clinic Laboratories (ASPBA); R
Days Set Up:Mo - Su (11 AM)
Expected TAT:1 - 2 days
Ref. Ranges:< 0.5 Index
Processing Details:
Useful: As an aid in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis and assessing response to therapy.

Caution: False-positive results are possible in patients receiving PLASMA-LYTE for intravenous hydration, or if PLASMA-LYTE is used during bronchoscopy for the collection of BAL fluid
Method:Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
CPT Codes:87305
Date Created:05/13/2011
Revised Date:05/21/2019