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Test Code FUNGI Fungitell Assay for (1,3)-B-D-Glucans

Additional Test Codes

Mayo Test ID
FFUNG
Epic Test ID
LAB2173

 

Reporting Name

Fungitell Assay

Useful For

The use of Fungitell-based patient results supplied by Beacon

Diagnostics Laboratory is restricted to that described in the

Intended Use section of the Fungitell Instructions For Use.  

Beacon Diagnostics Laboratory-supplied Fungitell test results

for purposes beyond those described in the Intended Use

Section are not authorized by Beacon Diagnostics Laboratory.

Method Name

Fungitell

Performing Laboratory

Beacon Diagnostics Laboratory A Division of Assoc. of Cape Cod, Inc.

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Required

Draw blood in a plain, red-top or serum gel tube(s). Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum refrigerated.

 

NOTE: GLASS tubes are unacceptable.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred)
  Frozen 

Reject Due To

Specimens other than

Serum

Anticoagulants other than

NA

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icteric

NA

Reference Values

Negative:  Less than 60 pg/mL

Indeterminate:  60-79 pg/mL

Positive:  Greater than or equal to 80 pg/mL

 

Note:  The Fungitell assay is indicated for presumptive diagnosis of fungal infection. It should be used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures. The Fungitell assay does not detect certain fungal species such as the genus Cryptococcus, which produces very low levels of (1-3)-B-D-Glucan. This assay also does not detect the Zygomycetes, such as Absidia, Mucor, and Rhizopus which are not known to produce (1-3)-B-D-Glucan.

 

Serum glucan concentrations greater than or equal to 80 pg/mL are interpreted as a positive result. A positive result means that (1-3)-B-D-Glucan was detected in the serum sample submitted. A positive result does not define the presence of disease and should always be used in conjunction with other clinical findings to establish a diagnosis.

 

The Fungitell assay detects (1-3)-B-D-Glucan regardless of its origin. Therapeutic interventions should be evaluated for their potential to contribute to serum burdens of (1-3)-B-D-Glucan.  Special care should be taken in patient sample handling so as to avoid the introduction of contaminant (1-3)-B-D-Glucan. The presence in a patient sample of (1-3)-B-D-Glucan from a source other than fungal infection could cause a positive assay result that is inconsistent with the patient's clinical condition.

  

Test Performed By:  Beacon Diagnostics Laboratory

                                         A Division of Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.

                                         124 Bernard E. Saint Jean Drive

                                         East Falmouth, MA  02536-4445

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

CPT Code Information

87449

LOINC Code Information

Result ID Reporting Name LOINC Code
Z0111 Fungitell Assay 62468-4
Z0110 Comments In Process