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14950: Aspergillus Antigen, EIA, Serum Print View
Index Value EIA     
Aspergillus AG, EIA, Ser EIA     

PRIMARY
1 Serum Separator Tube 2 (1) mL   Frozen - 5 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum 2 (1) mL   Frozen - 5 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  

Aspergillosis has been used to describe illness attributed to allergy, colonization or tissue invasion by aspergillus spp. Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common cause of aspergillosis followed by A. flavus and A. niger. Aspergillus infections usually occur following inhalation of Aspergillus spores present in the environment. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis has become one of the most common fungal pulmonary diseases in certain immunocompromised patients. Medical advances that predispose patients to invasive aspergillosis include treatment with immunosuppressive drugs, radiation, and high doses of corticosteroids, among others. Diagnosis in the early stages of aspergillosis is very difficult. Culture is considered the gold standard, but due to the slow growing nature of the Aspergillus organism, it is not the most timely diagnostic tool. Detection of Aspergillus DNA or antigen, when used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures such as microbiological culture, histological examination of biopsy samples and radiographic evidence can be used as an aid in the diagnosis of invasive Aspergillosis.

Collect blood in red top tubes and prepare serum according to
standard practices.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87449

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: Unacceptable, Refrigerated: 5 days, Frozen: < or = -70 degrees celsius 5 months






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