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Beta D Glucan (Fungitell) Level, Various

Important Note

  • Specimen cannot be shared. DO NOT open tube.
  • Avoid exposure to air due to potential for environmental contamination of sample.
  • Gold top (SST) should not be uncapped.
  • Do not aliquot serum from primary tube.
  • Freeze as soon as possible.

Test Name Alias

Beta D Glucan Blood Level | Fungitell Blood Level | 2794

Interface Order Alias


Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum volume: adult 0.5 mL serum/ peds 0.2 mL serum
Collection Instructions: Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes and centrifuge within 2 hours. Do not uncap specimen. Freeze as soon as possible.


Specimen Type: BAL
Container/Tube: Sterile Screw-top container
Volume: 1 mL
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions: Limit exposure to air, freeze sample as soon as possible.


Specimen Type: CSF
Container/Tube: Sterile Screw-top container
Volume: 2 mL
Minimum volume:  0.5 mL
Collection Instructions: Limit exposure to air, freeze sample as soon as possible.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Lab Staff Instructions

Lab Central Staff: All CSF specimens to Hematology first.

Specimen Stability

Frozen: All specimen types should be frozen as soon as possible.

Test Frequency

Test frequency not available at this time

Reference Range

Serum Reference Range:

Negative: Less than 60 pg/mL.

Indeterminate: 60 to 79 pg/mL.

Positive: Greater than or equal to 80 pg/mL


A reference range for specimens other than serum has not been established by the USFDA or Viracor-IBT Laboratories.

Performing Department

Send out to Viracor-IBT Laboratories


The assay is based upon a modification of the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) pathway. The key assay reagent is modified to eliminate Factor C, and is therefore specific for (1,3)- ß-D-glucan and does not react to other polysaccharides, including beta-glucans with different glycosidic linkages. Similar to enzyme immunoassays, the Fungitell ß-D Glucan assay is performed in microplates and read in an incubating reader.



CDM Code



Beta D Glucan: 42176-8

Mayo Access Code


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