Aspergillus antibodies (precipitins)

Microbiology

Notes

Aspergillus fumigatus spore heads. 

  • This test is useful for the diagnosis of allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and aspergilloma
  • This test does not usually give a positive result for invasive aspergillosis (see Apergillus antigen test (galactomannan)

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to a National Reference Centre

7 days


Page last reviewed: 16/10/2013