2 - 4 days
1,3 beta D glucan
Fungitell beta-D Glucan assay
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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.
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.
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.
Collect specimen in an SST tube and deliver to specimen processing within 2 hours of collection. Do not open tube.
Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge specimen within 2 hours of collection to pellet cells below the gel and freeze unopened tube.