The Fungitell™ assay is indicated for presumptive diagnosis of fungal infection. It should be used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures. The Fungitell™ assay does not detect certain fungal species such as the genus Cryptococcus, which produces very low levels of (1,3)-beta-D-glucan. This assay also does not detect the zygomycetes, such as Absidia, Mucor, and Rhizopus, that are not known to produce (1,3)-beta-D-glucan
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one gold (SST) or red top tube
Separate serum from cells ASAP.
Hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
Semi-quantitative Colorimetric Assay
Reference ranges for pediatric patients (less than 18 years old) have not been established. Assay ranges were validated in adult subjects.
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