FungiXpert® Aspergillus Galactomannan ELISA Detection Kit
Aspergillus galactomannan detection kit is a diagnostic tool used to detect the presence of galactomannan, a polysaccharide antigen, in patient samples. Aspergillus is a genus of mold commonly found in the environment, and some species can cause infections in individuals with weakened immune systems, such as those undergoing chemotherapy or organ transplantation.
Galactomannan is a substance released by Aspergillus species during their growth and is detectable in certain clinical specimens, particularly blood and respiratory samples. The galactomannan detection kit is designed to identify this antigen and aid in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis, a serious and potentially life-threatening fungal infection.
The test procedure typically involves collecting the patient’s sample (e.g., blood, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, or other appropriate specimens), and then using the detection kit, which employs specific antibodies or other molecular probes to capture and detect the presence of galactomannan in the sample. The results are interpreted based on predefined cutoff values, and a positive result suggests the possible presence of Aspergillus infection.
It’s important to note that this diagnostic test should be used in combination with other clinical information and imaging studies to establish a comprehensive diagnosis. Treatment decisions should be made based on the overall clinical evaluation, and consultation with infectious disease specialists or medical experts is essential in managing patients suspected of having invasive aspergillosis.