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  • Fungitell

    Test Name:Fungitell  
    Epic Order Code:LAB5207  
    CPT Code:87449  
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum, 1.0 mL  
    Acceptable Container(s):  
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Saturday
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     Routine: 2 - 4 days
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain by standard collection procedures. Collect in gold top SST only.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen, store and transport at -20° C within 2 days. Do not open the SST.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent volume, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:See patient report.
    Additional Information:A negative test result cannot rule out the diagnosis of invasive fungal disease. Patients at risk for invasive fungal disease should be tested twice per week.
     The performance of the Fungitell -D Glucan assay has not been evaluated with specimens from neonates and infants <6 months of age.
     Patients whose GI tract is colonized with Candida and have mucositis may have a positive Fungitell -D Glucan assay result without invasive fungal disease.