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Aspergillus antibodies (Precipitins)

Alias: Aspergillosis, Precipitins

Discipline: Virology

Test information: Detection of Aspergillus antibodies (precipitins) is appropriate for the diagnosis of aspergillosis in immunocompetent patient's (e.g. allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, aspergilloma, chronic necrotising aspergillosis, aspergillus sinusitis).

Availability: Referred to Severn Pathology North Bristol NHS Trust: Monday - Friday during routine hours: 08:45 - 17:15.

Turnaround Time: 10 Day upon receipt at Severn Pathology North Bristol NHS Trust

Specimen Type(s)
  • Clotted blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Plain Top Sarstedt;
  • Aspergillus antibodies (Precipitins);
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
  • Minimum-clotting time 30 minutes.
  • Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Outside of normal hours samples should be refrigerated (2 °C to 8 °C).
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Antibodies to Aspergillus: Negative / Positive.
Comment: Antibodies to Aspergillus are now detected using a single combined antigen mixture.
UKAS number
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Last updated: 02-06-2023