FUNGITELL WITH REFLEX TO TITER (BAL)

Specimen Required
Send 3.0 mL BAL (1.0 mL minimum) frozen in a sterile, screw-capped plastic (polypropylene) container.

Rejection Criteria
Room temperature specimens, patients <6 months of age.

Methodology
Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) pathway

Stability
Room temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range
Negative: <60 pg/mL
Indeterminate: 60-79 pg/mL
Positive: >=80 pg/mL

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeFNBAL
CPT-4 Code (s)
87449, plus 87449 if reflexed to titer, at additional cost
LOINC Codes
Fungitell (BAL):   88923-8  
Fungitell Titer (BAL):   Not available  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory