Fungitell® Assay for (1, 3) -B-D Glucans, BAL

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Send 3.0 mL BAL (0.5 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: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 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 CodeFUNBA
CPT-4 Code (s)
87449
LOINC Codes
62468-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory