Aspergillus Antibody by CF


Sunquest Code:ASABCF  
Epic Code:LAB3297Epic Name:Aspergillus Antibody by CF
Synonyms:Fungal Antibody, Aspergillus; Fungus
Methodology:Complement fixation
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-3 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50100


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 1:8 titer; a negative test does not exclude infection, especially in immunocompromised patients. An increase in titer between paired sera is indicative of infection. Cross reactions with dimorphic fungi are not unusual with the genus Aspergillus.


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