Test CPT Codes
Test Disease / Components
Invasive Fungal Infections (including Candida, Aspergillus and Pneumocytosis)
Container/Tube: Serum gel (red top tube is not acceptable)
Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere to prevent environmental contamination of the sample.
Centrifuge and send entire specimen in original collection tube.
Do not aliquot or open tube. The serum can be decanted into a suitable container that is free of interfering levels of (1-3)-B-D-glucan; however, the use of pour-off tubes is not recommended due to the potential for environmental contamination of the sample that can lead to false positive results. Serum samples which are transferred to sterile, leak-proof containers should be handled in a sterile cabinet. Interpret results from samples provided in pour-off tubes with caution.
CSF/Bronchoalveolar Lavage/Bronchial Wash:
Collect sample in a sterile container
Storage, Stability & Shipping
Storage & Stability:
Store at ambient temperature for 4 days
Store refrigerated at 2-8°C for 7 days
Store frozen at -15° to -25ºC for 30 days.
Sample is stable at ambient temperature during shipment.
Ship samples at ambient or refrigerated temperature.
Ship Monday through Friday. Friday shipments must be labeled for Saturday delivery.
Turnaround Time (TAT)