Clotted blood – dedicated sample only for Beta glucan testing.
We will NOT accept any other investigations requested on a patient sample sent for this test.
Gold top tube
Usually only relevant in immunocompromised patients. Only sent after discussion with consultant microbiologist.
Diagnosis if invasive fungal infection
Send away test – Bristol PHE
2 – 5 days
Please contact the laboratory if you wish to discuss urgent processing of this testSpecimen Labelling Procedure