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Test Name:Platelia aspergillus antigen
Test Number:994
Collect:2.0 mL bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Container:Mayo Sterile Screw Cap Transfer Vial
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:Frozen (preferred) - 14 days
Refrigerated (OK) - 5 days
Ambient - NO
Alternate Names:Aspergillosis
Invasive Aspergillosis
Platelia Aspergillus Ag
Performing Lab:MiraVista via Mayo Clinic Laboratories (ASPBA); R-NX
Days Set Up:Mo - Fr
Expected TAT:2 - 4 days
Ref. Ranges:Sera & BALF <0.5 Index (Negative)
Processing Details:
  1. Collection date is required
  2. Source is required
A positive result for patients being treated with some medications, such as Piperacillin tazobactam or infection with certain other mycoses,may be a false positive and should be viewed in conjunction with all clinical findings.
Specimen types other than those cleared by the FDA for the Platelia Aspergillus Antigen EIA Kit such as Bronchial lavage and CSF specimens are tested for research purposes only.
Method:Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
CPT Codes:87305
Date Created:04/29/2011
Revised Date:08/30/2019