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Aspergillus Galactomannan, Serum

Test Name:Aspergillus Galactomannan, Serum
Epic Order Code:LAB5151
CPT Code:87305  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum, 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Top is gold  
Testing Schedule:Monday-Saturday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 2-4 days
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain by standard collection procedures. Collect in gold top SST only.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen, store and transport at -20° C within 2 days. Do not open the SST.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport, gross hemolysis, lipemia or icterus.
Reference Range:See patient report.
Additional Information:Two consecutive positive results are required for classification as true positive. It is recommended that a follow-up specimen be submitted from the patient upon receipt of the initial positive result; ideally prior to initiation of anti fungal therapy to achieve maximum specificity.