(1,3)-Beta-D-Glucan (Fungitell)
2002434
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
BDGLUCAN
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Colorimetry
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
Within 3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to a sterile ARUP Standard Transport Tube (ARUP supply # 43115). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect ™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable, Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks  
Reference Interval
Less than 31 pg/mL: Negative
31-59 pg/mL: Negative
60-79 pg/mL: Indeterminate
Greater than or equal to 80 pg/mL: Positive  
Interpretive Data
The Fungitell test is indicated for presumptive diagnosis of fungal infection. It should be used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures. This test does not detect certain fungal species such as Cryptococcus, which produces very low levels of (1,3)-beta-D-glucan. This test also does not detect the zygomycetes, such as Absidia, Mucor, and Rhizopus, which are not known to produce (1,3)-beta-D-glucan.  
Note
Reference ranges for pediatric patients (less than 18 years old) have not been established. Assay ranges were validated in adult subjects.
CPT Code(s)
87449
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2002435(1,3)-beta-D-glucan Interpretation 
2002436(1,3)-beta-D-glucan42176-8
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Aliases
  • Beta-D glucan
  • Fungitell
  • Glucan