Fungitell (R) (1-3) -B-D-Glucan Assay

Last Modified: 3/9/2021 11:16:26 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

2.0 mL Serum from a SST Gold Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and pour serum pour off immediately into plastic vial
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Unacceptable Ambient
5 days Refrigerated
14 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Hemolysis • Lipemia • Icteric • Turbid serum • Specimens other than serum • Glass tubes
Reference Range: <60 pg/mL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Protease zymogen-based colorimetric
Clinical Significance: 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.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: FUNTL
EPIC Test Code: LAB2716
Send Out Test Code: 16283
Alternate Test Names: Fungitell-Glucan Assay
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87449

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