Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

MiChart Code
Fungitell B-D-Glucan
Soft Order Code
VFNS (VFNSR reflex only, not orderable)

Test Updated:

Synonyms

1,3 beta D glucan
Fungitell beta-D Glucan assay
VFNGS
VFNGF

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

The assay is based upon a modification of the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) pathway. The key assay reagent is modified to eliminate Factor C, and is therefore specific for (1,3)-beta-D-glucan.

Test Usage

The Fungitell beta-D Glucan assay is indicated for the presumptive diagnosis of invasive fungal disease through detection of elevated levels of (1,3)-beta-D glucan in serum. The Fungitell assay detects (1,3)-beta-Dglucan from the following pathogens: Candida spp., Acremonium, Aspergillus spp., Coccidioides immitis, Fusarium spp., Histoplasma capsulatum, Trichosporon spp., Sporothrix schenckii, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Pneumocystis jiroveci.

Reference Range

Negative: Less than 60 pg/mL. Indeterminate: 60 - 79 pg/mL. Positive: Greater than or equal to 80 pg/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge specimen within 2 hours of collection to pellet cells below the gel and freeze unopened tube.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 mL serum, in unopened SST tube
Minimum Volume
0.2 mL serum, in unopened SST tube

Billing Information

CPT Code
87449
Pro Fee Code
 
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