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Aspergillus DNA, Qualitative, RT-PCR (18873)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB07955

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-3 mL Bronchoalveolar lavage or sputum; 2-3 mL Whole Blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD (yellow-top) tube; 0.3-1 mL CSF; or 3 mm tissue

Container Type

Sterile Container


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on batch sheet and on sample.


Included Tests

Aspergillus spp., A. fumigatus, and A. terreus


CPT Codes

87798 (x3)


Revised

11/10/23

Initials

SA