Beta-D-glucan fungal antigen test
Out of scope of ISO 15189:2012 accreditation

Use(s):

Diagnosis of fungal infection, exclusion of fungal infection (if negative).

Description:

Determination of the presence of 1-3 ? - D- glucan (fungal cell wall antigen) in serum by kinetic enzyme assay.

Specimens:

Serum only 200ul or 3ml clotted blood.

Results:

30 to 59 pg/L Negative, 60-80 pg/L Indeterminate, >80pg/L Positive.

95% Turnaround Time:

4 days

Note:

Positives may be due to contaminating substances such as surgical gauze, IV Immunoglobulins or gut leakage. Positives may represent several different fungal disases including Candidosis, Aspergillosis and Pneumocystis and further testing is usually indicated. Samples from patient s with Cryptococcosis and Mucoromycosis are not positive for BDG.


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