ASPERGILLUS ANTIGEN-GALACTOMANNAN ASSAY
Aspergillus antigen galactomannan test is used to test GM or Galactomannan, a polysaccharide component of the Aspergillus cell wall. This is released from the growing hyphae and the serum galactomannan can be detected between a week or two before any symptoms become apparent. Early detection is beneficial as it reduces the time of executing antifungal therapy.
How to prepare for the test?
No special preparation is needed for this test.