Specimen Requirements

Title

FUNGITELL WITH REFLEX TO TITER (SERUM)

Specimen Requirement

Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen:

Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria:  Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, heel or fingerstick samples, room temperature specimens, patients <6 months of age.

Methodology

Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) Pathway

Stability

Room Temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days

Clinical Use

Test Code

FGTWM