The Aspergillus Antigen EIA test aids in the diagnosis of systemic aspergillosis in animals. This test has low sensitivity in dogs with sino-nasal aspergillosis; therefore, the test is not recommended for screening in those cases.
Platelia™ Aspergillus EIA immunoenzymatic sandwich microplate assay, cleared by the FDA for the detection of galactomannan in serum or BALF.
The result is not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
Test Setup: Monday – Friday
Urine/Serum/CSF/BAL: Results Released in 24 – 48 hours
*New positives may require confirmation
*Results are reported as numeric values (Index) which are interpreted as positive or negative.
Platelia™ is a registered trademark of BioRad.
Specimen: Urine, Serum, CSF, BAL
Serum: Collect serum specimens in serum separator tube. Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. Send serum in serum separator tube or transfer tube.
Urine/CSF/BAL: Submit Urine, CSF, and BAL in a sterile leak proof plastic tube.
Stability: Room temperature = 48 hours; Refrigerated = 5 days; Frozen = 5 months
If specimen is too viscous to pipette.
Ship overnight or 2nd day-ambient or with cold pack.