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.
Cross Reactivity/False Positive: Moderate to Low: Blastomyces, Histoplasma, and Coccidioides
Testing performed Tuesday and Friday.
Results Released: Positive: 24 hours; Negative: 72 hours.
Antibody not detected
Negative: Antibody not detected
Positive: Antibody detected
Specimens: Serum, CSF*, Plasma*
*Uncommon specimen includes incomplete validation. A “rare specimen” note will appear on the final report.
Serum: Collect serum specimens in serum separator tube. Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. Send in serum separator tube or transfer tube.
CSF, Plasma: Submit CSF and plasma in a leak-proof plastic tube.
Stability: Room temperature = 28 days, Refrigerated = 6 months, Frozen = indefinite
Any specimen types other than serum, CSF, plasma
Ship overnight with a cold pack.