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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):Top is gold.  
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, insufficient 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.