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​Aspergillus Antigen Detection (Galactomannan) Lower Respiratory

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Broncho alveolar lavage (BAL)

​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 4 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 3 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. Chemistry may be able to do up to 10 tests with 0.75 mL blood.)
  • Transport specimen to laboratory immediately after collection
  • Stable at room temperature up to two hours
  • If transportation is delayed for more than two hours, refrigerate at 4°C up to 24 hours
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​Shipped weekdays Monday to Friday (NOT Statutory Holidays)
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

Test Ordering Requirements​

​Forms Required
​Clearance Required
  • Other specimen types must be cleared by the Edmonton Microbiologist on-call (MOC_ at 1-780-407-8822 (Switchboard) or 1-780-407-7121 (Laboratory)​


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Last Modified: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 |
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