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Aspergillus PCR

Alternate test name

 Fungus, Aspergillosis, Aspergillus, A. fumigatus, A. Flavus, A.terreus, A.niger, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fungal Infection

Gene name / Alternate gene name

ITS-2 (Internal transcribed spacer region) rRNA gene

Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 7 days
Specimen type

Respiratory specimens including:

  • sputum
  • BAL
  • biopsy (sinus, lung)
Specimen requirements
  • Sterile screw top container 
Storage and transportation
  • Fresh specimen should be shipped on wet or dry ice
Special requirements


Disease condition
  • Invasive Fungal infections
  • Aspergillosis
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