Diagnosis & Testing of Aspergillosis
How is Aspergillosis Diagnosed?
Healthcare providers consider risk factors, symptoms, and physical examination when diagnosing aspergillosis. They may also perform imaging tests when necessary, such as chest x-rays or CT scans of the lungs and other organs. Biopsies of affected tissue or samples of respiratory secretions might be analyzed in a laboratory for evidence of the fungus under a microscope or through fungal culture. Other tests are available to monitor high-risk people for invasive aspergillosis, such as those with severely weakened immune systems.