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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Aspergillus PCR

Test Name

Aspergillus PCR

Alternate Name/ Synonym

  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Aspergillus terreus
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Fungal infection
  • Fungus

Gene Name

ITS-2 (Internal transcribed spacer region) rRNA gene

Test Code



Molecular Microbiology - Fungal


Polymerase Chain Reaction

External Proficiency Testing

College of American Pathologists

Turn Around Time

Within 7 days


  • Fungal infections
  • Aspergillosis

Specimen Type

  • Fresh clinical specimens (biopsy, BAL, sputum)

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • Sterile screw top container for fresh clinical specimen


  • Fresh specimen should be shipped on wet or dry ice

Special Requirements

* Not Health Canada Approved

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212