Fungitell, CSF

Alphabetical Test listing

Fungitell, CSF-994

Fungitell, CSF

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.

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Sterile vial/container

2.0 mL
0.5 mL



Sterile vial/container


Frozen (preferred) – 30 days

Refrigerated – 4 days

Ambient – 7 days


  • Lipemic, icteric, or hemolyzed specimens
  • Specimens that have been stored at ambient temperature
  • Specimens that have been stored at 2 to 8°C for >5 days. If storage longer than 5 days is needed, samples should be frozen at -20°C or colder. Unless indicated as stored frozen, the specimen will be rejected if the draw date is >5 days from receipt at Viracor Eurofins.
  • Specimens other than those listed in the specimen information
Viracor Eurofins (1703) via LabCorp (819340): R-NX
Mo - Sa
3 - 4 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.