Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Galactomannan Aspergillus Antigen, Serum

Test Name: Galactomannan Aspergillus Antigen, Serum
Alternate Name(s): GALACTOM (Serum)
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube
After hours store at 2-8’C.
Collection Information:  
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Batched twice weekly– Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday/Thursdays routinely
NOTE:
Samples to be in lab no later than noon Monday and Wednesday.
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: 2017-11-28
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Refer to template associated with the report.
Special Processing: Send samples to the lab unopened. It is imperative that samples have minimal exposure to air before testing. Store at 2°C - 8°C after hours.
Comments: Test limited to – Infectious disease, Hematologists, Respirologists, Microbiologists

NOTE: Outside clients must have pre-authorization by the LHSC microbiologist before sending.


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 unopened tube to Immunology ASAP. After hours store at 2-8oC.
System Codes: 
Cerner
GALACTOM
 
Referred To:  

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