Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

FUNGITELL(1-3)-B-D-GLUCAN ASSAY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2327         Geisinger Epic ID: 45919

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum, min 0.5 ml

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge then pour off into a cryogenic vial, (DNAse, RNAse, pyrogen-free). 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 5 days. Frozen: 14 days.
Rejection criteria:
Hemolysis. Lipemia. Icteric. Turbid serum. Specimens other than serum. Glass tubes.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
< 60 pg/mL
CPT code(s):
87449
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Protease Zymogen-Based Colorimetric
Synonyms:
Quest test code 16283
FUNGTL
Clinical significance:
Invasive Fungal Infections (IFI) are increasing, especially among immunocompromised patients. Most pathogenic fungi have (1->3)-beta-D-glucan in their cell walls and minute quantities are sloughed into the bloodstream and appear in the serum in cases of IFI. Monitoring serum (1->3)-beta-D-glucan for evidence of elevated and rising

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Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup Daily, a.m. Report available same day.    
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