Test Overview
Test Methodology

EIA

Test Usage

The Aspergillus Galactomannan EIA is a test, when used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures, such as microbiological culture, histological examination of biopsy specimens, and radiographic evidence that can be used to aid in the diagnosis of Invasive Aspergillosis. Twice weekly monitoring of neutropenic patients is often recommended in the peer-reviewed literature to obtain maximum diagnostic utility of the assay.

Reference Range *

Index <0.5 (negative).

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

1 day

Soft Order Code
VGALB
MiChart Code
Aspergillus Galactomannan, BAL
Synonyms
  • VGBAL
  • Aspergillus Galactomannan, BAL
  • Platelia Aspergillus EIA
  • Galactomannen
  • Galactomannan Antigen, BAL
  • Galactomanan
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Viracor Eurofins 1600
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Send broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in a sterile tube or container. Freeze

Alternate Specimen
Bronch Wash, 1-3 mL, freeze. Serum, 1 mL, freeze.
Normal Volume
3 mL BAL
Minimum Volume
1 mL BAL
Additional Information

Test sent to Viracor Eurofins.

Billing
CPT Code
87305
Fee Code
21624
NY State Approved
No