The Fungitell ß-D Glucan assay is indicated for presumptive diagnosis of fungal infection. It should be used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures.
The Fungitell ß-D Glucan assay detects (1,3)- ß-D-glucan from the following pathogens: Candida spp., Acremonium, Aspergillus spp., Coccidioides immitis, Fusarium spp., Histoplasma capsulatum, Trichosporon spp., Sporothrix schenckii, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Pneumocystis jiroveci.
Frozen (preferred) – 30 days
Refrigerated – 4 days
Ambient – 7 days
Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL)
Assay Range (CSF): 60-500 pg/mL
A reference range for specimens other than serum has not been established by the USFDA or Viracor Eurofins.