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Test ID SFUNG (1, 3) Beta-D-Glucan (Fungitell), Serum

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere to prevent environmental contamination of the sample.

2. Centrifuge and send specimen in collection SST tube. Do not aliquot or open tube.

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections caused by various fungi, including Aspergillus species, Fusarium species, Candida species, and Pneumocystis jiroveccii, among others


The Fungitell assay may aid to identify deep-seated fungal infections or fungemia in patients with symptoms of, or with a medical condition predisposing the patient to, an invasive fungal infection.


The Fungitell assay detects circulating (1, 3)beta-D-glucan (BDG) in serum. This antigen is released from many invasive fungal organisms (eg, Candida species, Aspergillus species, Fusarium species, Pneumocystis jirovecii).

Method Name

Protease Zymogen-Based Colorimetric Assay Based on the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) Pathway

Reporting Name

(1, 3) Beta-D-Glucan (Fungitell), S

Specimen Type

Serum SST

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 30 days SERUM GEL TUBE
  Refrigerated  5 days SERUM GEL TUBE

Reference Values

Fungitell Quantitative Value:

<60 pg/mL


Fungitell Qualitative Result:



Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SFUNG (1, 3) Beta-D-Glucan (Fungitell), S In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
603615 Fungitell Quantitative Value 42176-8
603616 Fungitell Qualitative Result 93812-6

NY State Approved