The Fungitell® kit is a highly sensitive, rapid diagnostic test that detects (1→3)-ß-D-glucan in serum in as little as one hour.
The Fungitell® assay's ability to detect picogram levels of (1→3)-ß-D-glucan in serum assists clinicians in identifying Invasive Fungal Disease (IFD) early in the disease process.
The Fungitell® assay measures levels of (1→3)-ß-D-glucan in serum. The detection reagent is a biological cascade based upon modified Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL), an extract of the blood cells of the North American Horseshoe Crab. The assay is based upon a modification of the LAL pathway. The Fungitell reagent is modified to eliminate Factor C and, thus bypassing the activated factor B, to only react to (1→3)-ß-D-glucan, through the Factor G-mediated side of the pathway. This renders the reagent highly specific for (1→3)-ß-D-glucan and does not react to other polysaccharides, including beta-glucans with different glycosidic linkages.
- Fungitell (1→3)-ß-D-Glucan Detection Assay
- Associates of Cape Cod, Inc
- < 2 hrs
- FDA-Cleared, 510(k) in vitro diagnostic
- Incubating Plate Reader