About Aspergillus precipitins
What are aspergillus precipitins?
Aspergillus precipitins are antibodies produced by the body’s immune system in response to aspergillus fungus, a common type of mould. Antibodies are proteins typically produced by the immune system to target and protect against harmful entities. It is not uncommon to breathe in the spores from aspergillus which normally grows on starchy foods such as grains. People with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to infection and the aspergillus precipitins test enables confirmation of infection with aspergillus.
Aspergillosis is an infection from aspergillus. The two types of aspergillosis infection are allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and invasive aspergillosis. ABPA is a hypersensitive reaction to the fungus causing coughing and wheezing which is more common in asthma sufferers. Invasive aspergillosis is a more severe condition, occurring when the fungus enters the blood after inhalation and spreads to organs including the brain, heart and kidneys.
Why take this test?
This test investigates the presence of aspergillus antibodies in the blood and can be used to help diagnose aspergillosis.
How it works
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Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
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