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Aspergillus Antibodies by CF & ID

Mnemonic:    [Asp Ab CF/ID]
Name:    Aspergillus Antibodies by CF & ID
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050101
  Method:    Complement Fixation/Immunodiffusion
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen.
Processing Info:    Clearly mark if specimen is "acute" or "convalescent". Severely lipemic specimens are not acceptable.