Test Catalog

Test Id : FUNSF

Fungitell, CSF

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

Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) Pathway

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

Fungitell, CSF

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

BDG

Beta D Glucan

Beta-D glucan

Beta-D-Glucan

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

CSF

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Spinal Fluid

Sources: CSF

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:  Collect 2 mL of spinal fluid (CSF) in a sterile container. Ship frozen.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis Mild reject; Gross reject
Lipemia Mild reject; Gross reject
Icterus Mild reject; Gross reject
Other NA

Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
CSF Frozen (preferred)
Refrigerated 7 days
Ambient 4 days

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

The Fungitell Beta-D Glucan assay is indicated for the presumptive diagnosis of invasive fungal disease through detection of elevated levels of (1,3)- Beta-D-glucan in serum. Normal human serum contains low levels of (1,3)- Beta-D glucan, typically 10 to 40 pg/mL, presumably from commensal yeasts present in the alimentary canal and gastrointestinal tract. However, (1,3)- Beta-D-glucan is sloughed from the cell walls during the life cycle of most pathogenic fungi. Thus, monitoring serum for evidence of elevated and rising levels of (1,3)- Beta-D-glucan provides a convenient surrogate marker for invasive fungal disease.

 

The Fungitell Beta - D Glucan assay detects (1,3) - Beta-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. The Fungitell Beta-D Glucan assay does not detect certain fungal species such as the genus Cryptococcus, which produces very low levels of (1,3) - Beta-D-glucan, nor the Zygomycetes, such as Absidia, Mucor, and Rhizopus, which are not known to produce (1,3) - Beta-D-glucan. Studies indicate Blastomyces dermatitidis is usually not detected due to little (1,3) - Beta-D-glucan produced in the yeast phase.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

A reference range for specimens other than serum has not been established.

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

The performance characteristics of the Fungitell assay in CSF have been determined by Viracor-IBT Laboratories; there are no established criteria for the interpretation of Fungitell results from CSF fluid. Research studies have evaluated the use of the Fungitell assay in CSF during a fungal meningitis outbreak (J. Clin. Microbiol. 2013, 51(4):1285-1287).

PDF Report
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No

Day(s) Performed
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Monday through Saturday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

1 to 6 days

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Eurofins Viracor

Fees
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CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

87449

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports