FUNGITELL® ASSAY FOR (1, 3) - B-D-GLUCANS, Serum

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) frozen screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, heel or fingerstick samples, room temperature specimens, patients <6 months of age.

Methodology
Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) Pathway

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
Negative:   Less than 60 pg/mL  
Indeterminate:   60-79 pg/mL  
Positive:   Greater than or equal to 80 pg/mL  

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeFUNGS
CPT-4 Code (s)
87449
LOINC Codes
62468-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory