Fluorescence Enzyme Immunoassay (FEIA)
Evaluating patients suspected of having lung disease caused by Aspergillus fumigatus.
Age <4 yrs: not established; age >=4 yrs: < or = 102 mg/L.
IgG antibodies to Aspergillus fumigatus are detectable in sera from healthy individuals, and the presence of antibodies is not sufficient to establish the diagnosis of aspergillosis. The levels of antibodies often decrease following successful treatment; but elevated levels may persist for long periods. The measurement of IgG antibodies to Aspergillus fumigatus should not be relied upon exclusively to establish the diagnosis of aspergillosis.
- Antibody, Aspergillus
- Aspergillus Antibody
Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.