Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Galactomannan Aspergillus Antigen, Fluid

Test Name: Galactomannan Aspergillus Antigen, Fluid
Alternate Name(s): GALTCTOMF ( BAL Fluid)
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid
Collection Information: BAL Fluid:
Collect 5cc in a sterile trap. If more than one test is ordered collect >10cc. Remove trap and replace with screw capped lid before transporting.
Send to Microbiology ASAP. After hours store at 2-8oC.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Thursdays. Note: subject to change to accommodate STAT holidays.

Note:
Samples to be in lab no later than noon Wednesday to be pretreated for set up the following day.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 business days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: Index: <0.5 Non-Reactive
Effective Date: 2013-11-25
Revised Date: 2016-02-02
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Refer to template associated with the report.
Special Processing: Send samples directly to the lab unopened. It is imperative that samples have minimal exposure to air before testing. Store at 2oC-8oC after hours.
Comments: Test limited toľ Infectious disease, Hematologists, Respirologists, Microbiologists


Piperacillin/Tazobactam have been associated with false positive results, if deemed a false positive result please contact the microbiologist.
Method of Analysis: ELISA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Send to Microbiology for handling and storage.
System Codes: 
Cerner
 
 
Referred To:  

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