(1,3)-Beta-D-Glucan (Fungitell) : 1004381

Test Code
FUNTEL or 1004381

Alias/See Also
(1-3)β-D Glucan

CPT Codes
87449

Instructions
Serum separator tube. Also accepatble: plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube within 2 hours of collection and transport; if a plain red top tube, centrifuge and aliquot serum within 2 hours of collection (Min. 0.1 mL) into a sterile transport tube.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolyzed and lipemic samples. Finger stick is not acceptable.

Methodology
Protease-zymogen based colorimetric assay

Setup Schedule
Monday & Thursday

Report Available
1-5 days

Reference Range
Negative: <60pg/mL
Indeterminate: 60-79 pg/mL
Positive: >80 pg/mL

Reportable range of the assay is 31 pg/mL - 500 pg/mL. Quantification and interpretation will be reported.

Clinical Significance
The Fungitell assay is a protease zymogen-based colorimetric assay for the qualitative detection of (1-3) β-D Glucan. The serum concentration of (1-3) β-D Glucan, a major cell-wall component of various medically important fungi, can be used as an aid in the diagnosis for deep seated mycoses and fungemias.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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