Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Jan;60(1):117-20. Epub 2007 Sep 21.

False-positive Aspergillus antigen testing due to application of piperacillin/tazobactam--is it still an issue?

Author information

1
Hematology and Oncology, Campus Benjamin Franklin, D-12200 Berlin, Germany. penacko@mskcc.org

Abstract

We evaluated the impact of piperacillin/tazobactam (PT) therapy on galactomannan enzyme immunoassay (GEI) testing (Platelia; Bio-Rad, Marnes La Coquette, France). Galactomannan contents of PT batches were highly variable. We found that false-positive GEI results can be avoided by performance of blood sampling before PT administration and by using separate sites for blood sampling and for administration of antibiotics.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center