Beta D Glucan

Container: Serum gold top

Sample type: Clotted blood samples

Test name: Beta D Glucan a.k.a. BGC

Condition / Indication: Invasive fungal infection

Special precautions & notes: Not appropriate if Mucoraceous mould or Cryptococcal yeast infections suspected. Highly coloured serum samples not appropriate.

Sample required: Serum

Test information required: Patient name, sex and age, Laboratory number

Container: Serum gold top

Alternative container: EDTA (Lavender top)

Ideal volume (mL): 200µL

Discipline: Mycology Reference Laboratory

Turnaround time: Mean <1 day


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