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ID:1054 Beta D Glucan
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Description This test detects the presence of 1-3 beta - D- glucan (fungal cell wall antigen) in serum by a kinetic enzyme assay
Indication Exclusion of fungal infection (if negative) for antifungal stewardship.
Additional Info 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 patients with Cryptococcosis and Mucormycosis will not be positive for BDG.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation 30 to 59 pg/mL Negative, 60-80 pg/mL Indeterminate, >80pg/mL Positive.

DepartmentMycology
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel Tube
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male) 0-59pg/mL
Ref. Range (Female) 0-59pg/mL
Ref. Range (Paed) 0-59pg/mL
Ref. Range Notes
Unitspg/mL
IP Acute TAT4 days
IP Routine TAT4 days
GP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
GP Routine TAT- Not Defined -
Turnround Comment95% Turnaround times This test is usually performed 2 times a week. Results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : na. Review due on 07/02/2020 11:24:59. Published By on 07/02/2019 11:24:59.