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.
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test
Fungitell, bronch wash
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching
Beta D Glucan
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
Collect 1-3 mL Bronchial Wash in a sterile screw top tube, ship frozen.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory
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 || Non screw top tube |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
The Fungitell Beta â€“ D Glucan assay detects (1,3) â€“ 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) â€“ Beta-D-glucan, nor the Zygomycetes, such as Absidia, Mucor, and Rhizopus, which are not known to produce (1,3) â€“ Beta-D-glucan. Studies indicate Blastomyces dermatitidis is usually not detected due to little (1,3) â€“ Beta-D-glucan produced in the yeast phase.
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.
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results
The performance characteristics of the Fungitell assay in bronchial wash have been determined by Viracor-IBT Laboratories; there are no established criteria for the interpretation of Fungitell results from bronchial wash fluid. Research studies have evaluated the use of the Fungitell assay in BAL in both immunocompromised patients (Mycopathologia (2013) 175:33-41) and acute eosinophilic pneumonia (Chest (2013) 123:1302-1307).
Test Setup Resources
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SI Sample Reports
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