Beta 1-3 glucan fungal antigen

Microbiology

Notes

Aspergillus fumigatus spore heads. 

  • (1–3)-β-D-glucan is a component of the fungal cell wall
  • This test has a high negative predictive value and may be useful in ruling out invasive fungal infections

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to a Regional Reference Centre

7 days


Page last reviewed: 28/11/2013