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Test ID: SFUNG    
1,3-Beta-D-Glucan (Fungitell), Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aiding in the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections caused by various fungi, including Aspergillus species, Fusarium species, Candida species, and Pneumocystis jiroveccii, among others

Highlights

The Fungitell assay may aid in identifying deep-seated fungal infections or fungemia in patients with symptoms of, or with a medical condition predisposing the patient to, an invasive fungal infection.

 

The Fungitell assay detects circulating (1,3)-beta-D-glucan in serum. This antigen is released from many invasive fungal organisms (eg, Candida species, Aspergillus species, Fusarium species, and Pneumocystis jirovecii).

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Protease Zymogen-Based Colorimetric Assay

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

(1, 3) Beta-D-Glucan (Fungitell), S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Fungal antigen
BDG
Candida antigen