Newcastle Laboratories

Fungal Precipitins

Clinical Background:

Fungal precipitins are precipitating IgG antibodies to fungal antigens which are associated with hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Fungal antigens to be tested may include: Aspergillus fumigatus and Mi...

Fungal precipitins are precipitating IgG antibodies to fungal antigens which are associated with hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Fungal antigens to be tested may include: Aspergillus fumigatus and Micropolyspora faeni. The antigens required should be requested individually.

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Immunology

    Immunology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Serum-SST

    Serum-SST

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Serum-Plain tube

    Serum-Plain tube

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    2 ml

    2 ml

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    2 ml

    2 ml

  • Special Requirement:

    None

    None

  • Add On Test:

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    or

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions...

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    or

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (external)

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  • Interpretation:

    These antibodies are markers of exposure and are not diagnostic; they should be interpreted in the light of clinical findings.

    These antibodies are markers of exposure and are not diagnostic; they should be interpreted in the light of clinical findings.

  • Reference Ranges:

    Normal Ranges: Negative

    Normal Ranges: Negative

  • Other Info:

    Reported as Not Detected or as a titration value if detected.

    Reported as Not Detected or as a titration value if detected.

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Autoimmunity Lab

  • Routine Telephone:

    0191 282 1890

    0191 282 1890

  • Routine Email:

Availability:

Sent away to an external laboratory for testing.

Turn Around:

21 calendar days

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