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Test Code MFUNGS Fungitell, Serum

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

FUNGS

EPIC Test ID

LAB2608

 

Method Name

Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) Pathway

Reporting Name

Fungitell, Serum

Specimen Type

Serum SST


Specimen Required


Collect 3-5 mL blood in a serum separator gel tube (SST). Centrifuge specimen within 2 hours. Ship serum gel tube frozen.

 

NOTE: Do not aliquot specimen.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Adults; 0.2 Infants

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum SST Frozen (preferred)
  Refrigerated  5 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild reject; Gross reject

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold OK

Lipemia

Mild reject; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild reject; Gross reject

Other

Red top, glass tube

Reference Values

Less than 60 pg/mL. Glucan values of less than 60 pg/mL are interpreted as negative. Glucan values of 60 to 79 pg/mL are interpreted as indeterminate, and suggest a possible fungal infection. Additional sampling and testing of sera is required to interpret the results.

 

Glucan values of greater than or equal to 80 pg/mL are interpreted as positive. Due to the potential for environmental contamination when transferred to pour-off tubes, which can lead to false positive results, interpret positive results from samples provided in pour-off tubes with caution. Results should be used in conjunction with clinical findings, and should not form the sole basis for a diagnosis or treatment decision. The Fungitell test is approved or cleared for in vitro diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Modifications to the approved package insert have been made and the performance characteristics for these modifications were determined by Viracor Eurofins.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Analytic Time

1 day

Performing Laboratory

Viracor Eurofins

CPT Code Information

87449

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FUNGS Fungitell, Serum 42176-8

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FUNGS Fungitell, Serum 42176-8