1, 3 Beta D Glucan, Fungitell

Abbrev Code:FUNGTL   
Order Code:LAB5979Order Name:1, 3 Beta D Glucan Fungitell
CPT Codes: 87449 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 3 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: 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


Reference Range:

Less than 31 pg/mL


31-59 pg/mL


60-79 pg/mL


Greater than or equal to 80 pg/mL



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 known to produce (1,3)-beta-D-glucan.

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