Can bacteraemia lead to false positive results in 1,3-beta-D-glucan test? Analysis of 83 bacteraemia episodes in high-risk patients for invasive fungal infections


Metan G., KOÇ A. N. , Agkus C., Kaynar L. G. , Alp E., Eser B.

REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA DE MICOLOGIA, vol.29, no.3, pp.169-171, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.riam.2011.07.003
  • Journal Name: REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA DE MICOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-171
  • Keywords: 1,3-beta-D-glucan, Bacteraemia, False positivity, Diagnosis of invasive fungal disease, Invasive aspergillosis, Candidemia, OSMOREGULATED PERIPLASMIC GLUCANS, BETA-D-GLUCAN, DIAGNOSIS, ASSAY

Abstract

Background: Although bacteraemia has been reported to be related to false positive results in the 1,3-beta-D-glucan (BDG) test, the evidence for this interaction is limited.