ASPBA - Specimen: Aspergillus Antigen, Bronchoalveolar Lavage

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: ASPBA    
Aspergillus Antigen, Bronchoalveolar Lavage

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Lavage

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube: Sterile, leak-proof container

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Additional Information: To prevent specimen contamination, avoid opening/transferring specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Specimen in a non-leak proof container,
bronch wash,
thick/viscous/mucoid specimens

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
LavageFrozen (preferred)14 days
 Refrigerated 5 days