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16283: Fungitell® (1-3)-B-D-Glucan Print View
(1-3)-B-D-Glucan     pg/mL 
Interpretation      

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Invasive fungal infections (IFI) are increasing, especially among immunocompromised patients. Most pathogenic fungi have (1->3)-beta-D-glucan in their cell walls and minute quantities are sloughed into the bloodstream and appear in the serum in cases of IFI. Monitoring serum (1->3)-beta-D-glucan for evidence of elevated and rising levels provides a convenient surrogate marker for IFI.

Draw blood in plain red-top tube or serum separator tube, spin down,
then aliquot off into a cryogenic vial (DNAse, RNAse, pyrogen-free).
Glucan free tubes are acceptable. Glass tubes are unacceptable.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
84311

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Methodology: Protease Zymogen-Based Colorimetric Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Reject Criteria: Specimens other than serum; Glass tubes; Received room temperature






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