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Fungitell(R) (1-3)-B-D-glucan assay

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB6253 
Methodology: Protease Zymogen-Based Colorimetric
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 5 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Transport: Refrigerated (cold packs).
Handling: Focus Diagnostics, Inc. 5785 Corporate Ave, Suite 200 Cypress, CA 90630.
Unacceptable conditions: Gross hemolysis, Lipemia, Darkly colored serum specimens, Specimen other than serum, Glass tubes, Received room temperature
Stability: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days


Clinical Indications: Invasive Fungal Infections (IFI) are increasing, especially among immunocompromised patients. Most pathogenic fungi have (1->3)-beta-D-glucan in their cell walls and minute quantities are sloughed into the bloodstream and appear in the serum in cases of IFI. Monitoring serum (1->3)-beta-D-glucan for evidence of elevated and rising levels provides a convenient surrogate marker for IFI.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 84311
Last Changed: 11/09/2016 14:32:36
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:45:18