The Aspergillus antibody immunodiffusion test is used for the in vitro determination of precipitating antibodies to Aspergillus spp. The test is most useful in assisting with the diagnosis of sino-nasal aspergillosis in dogs.
The result is not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
– Negative serologic tests may be observed among culturally demonstrable cases, which limits the predictive value of a negative test.
– Negative serologic results obtained during the first month may warrant repeat testing.
– Falsely negative results may be obtained when testing immunocompromised patients.
– Test results cannot be used solely to distinguish between active infection and prior exposure.
– C-Reactive Protein present in the patient’s serum may interfere with interpretation of results.
Serum: Collect serum specimens in serum separator or red top tube. Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. Pipette serum into a plastic screw cap vial.
Minimum Specimen Requirements
Serum: 0.25 mL per antibody
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 6 months
Any specimen types other than serum.
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