1, 3 Beta D Glucan, Fungitell


Sunquest Code:FUNGTL  
Epic Code:LAB5979Epic Name:1, 3 Beta D Glucan Fungitell
Methodology:Colorimetry
CPT Code:87449
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic specimens.Room temperature specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability is 2 weeks refrigerated or frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2002434


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Less than 31 pg/mL

Negative

31-59 pg/mL

Negative

60-79 pg/mL

Indeterminate

Greater than or equal to 80 pg/mL

 

Positive

Reference ranges for pediatric patients (less than 18 years old) have not been established.

 

Use:The Fungitell test is indicated for presumptive diagnosis of fungal infection. It should be used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures. This test does not detect certain fungal species such as Cryptococcus, which produces very low levels of (1,3)-beta-D-glucan. This test also does not detect the zygomycetes, such as Absidia, Mucor and Rhizopus, which are not know to produce (1,3)-beta-D-glucan.


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