Aspergillus antigen (galactomannan)

Microbiology

Notes

Aspergillus fumigatus spore heads. 

  • This test is useful for diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis and monitoring treatment of invasive aspergillosis
  • This test is only performed after discussion with a Consultant Microbiologist

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