Aspergillus DNA, PCR
Label Mnemonic: ASPDNA
Epic Lab Code: LAB4486
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood, Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Alternate Collection Media:
Sterile Container
Minimum:
Acceptable: 3 mL EDTA Whole Blood (2 mL absolute) or 3 mL BAL (2 mL absolute)
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Turn Around Time:
6-7 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Aspergillus spp. Not Detected A. fumigatus Not Detected A. terreus Not Detected
Comments:
The performance characteristics of aspergillus DNA detection for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis are unknown. However, fungal culture is associated with low sensitivity for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis.

For acute diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in susceptible patients with hematologic malignancies, serial monitoring with the "Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen-Blood" (LAB2640) is the preferred screen.
Methodology:
Qualitative, Real-Time PCR
CPT Code:
87798 x3