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​Aspergillus Antigen Detection (Galactomannan) Blood

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Serum

  • Preferred Collection Container: Tiger (Gel)
  • Alternate Collection Container: Red

​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 8.5 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 5 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • Refrigerate if blood cannot be transported or separated immediately
  • Blood must be spun (gel) or serum removed from cells (red) within six (6) hours of collection
  • Refrigerate serum up to 72 hours
  • After 72 hours, freeze serum at -10°C or colder
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​Shipped weekdays Monday to Wednesday
Testing Site​
  • Alberta Health Services (AHS) Provincial Laboratory, Edmonton
​Results Reporting
  • 1 to 5 days
  • Testing information not provided on AHS website
​Clinical Interpretation
  • ​Testing information not provided on AHS website
​Additional Comments
  • Call Edmonton Microbiologist On-Call (MOC) at 1-780-407-8822 (switchboard) or 1-780-407-7121 (Laboratory) if any information regarding testing is required​

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-950 v1

Last Modified: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 |
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