The Fungitell® assay measures the presence of (1→3)-β-D-Glucan in serum and CSF. Serum is the only specimen type cleared by the FDA for this assay. Performance characteristics of CSF have been validated by MiraVista Diagnostics.
Colorimetric Fungitell® assay utilizing a (1→3)-β-D-Glucan -specific Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) reagent.
Interfering Substance: Turbid or grossly discolored samples due to lipid, bilirubin, or hemolysis. Significantly elevated immunoglobulin concentrations.
Testing is performed Monday – Friday.
Results released: 24 – 48 hours
Negative: <60 pg/mL
Indeterminate: 60 pg/mL – 79 pg/mL
Positive: 80 pg/mL – >500 pg/mL
* Fungitell® is a registered trademark of Associates of Cape Cod Inc.
Specimen: Serum, CSF
Serum: Collect serum specimens in serum separator tube. Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. Send in serum separator tube or pipette serum into a transport tube
CSF: Submit CSF in a sterile leak-proof plastic tube.
Volume: 0.25 mL
Stability: Refrigerated = 5 days; Frozen = indefinite
Turbid or grossly discolored samples due to lipid, bilirubin, or hemolysis or significantly elevated immunoglobulin concentrations may be rejected due to interference.
Ship overnight with a cold pack.