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Beta Glucan

Microbiology


Specimen

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.

Specimen container

Gold top tube

Special Instructions

Usually only relevant in immunocompromised patients. Only sent after discussion with consultant microbiologist.

Test Usage

Diagnosis if invasive fungal infection

Availability

Send away test – Bristol PHE

Processing Time

2 – 5 days

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory if you wish to discuss urgent processing of this test

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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