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Aspergillus precipitins

Category Virology
Test background

Detection of IgG precipitating antibodies to Aspergillus.

Clinical Indications

Aspergillus IgG precipitin antibodies may be found in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA), hypersensitivity pneumonitis, pulmonary aspergillosis and aspergilloma. Presence of the antibody is not diagnostic, but is a marker of ongoing fungal exposure and should be interpreted in context of relevant diagnostic criteria.

Reference range

Normal Range:  < 40 mgA/L

Sample & container required Rust/Yellow top
Sample volume 5 mL
Turnaround time 10 days

The laboratory is currently unaccredited for this test due to recent change in platform. Test is now performed in house.