Fungitell Beta-D-Glucan, Blood/BAL/CSF

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Fungitell Beta-D-Glucan, Blood/BAL/CSF-15178

Fungitell Beta-D-Glucan, Blood/BAL/CSF
Fungitell ß-D Glucan
Fungitell B-D glucan
Fungitell-D-glucan assay

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., AcremoniumAspergillus spp., Coccidioides immitisFusarium spp., Histoplasma capsulatumTrichosporon spp., Sporothrix schenckiiSaccharomyces cerevisiae, and Pneumocystis jiroveci.


The use of pour-off tubes is not recommended due to the potential for environmental contamination of the sample that can lead to false positive results.

2 mL
0.5 mL

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gentle inversion, 5 times.

  1. Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere to prevent environmental contamination of the sample
  2. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  3. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  4. Do not transfer the serum to an aliquot tube
  5. Refrigerate

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

Cerebralspinal fluid (CSF) or Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)

Sterile vial/container


Collect specimen in clean, leak proof container


Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.


Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient - 4 days

Frozen - 30 days

  • Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric samples
  • Red top tubes
  • BAL submitted in universal transport media
KSL Diagnostics via LabCorp (832599); R-LC
1x per week
4-7 days

Protease Zymogen-Based Colorimetric Assay