Serum (1→3)-β-D-glucan measurement in coccidioidomycosis

George Richard Thompson, Derek J. Bays, Suzanne M. Johnson, Stuart H Cohen, Demosthenes Pappagianis, Malcolm A. Finkelman

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Abstract

The serum (1→3)-β-D-glucan assay has emerged as an important diagnostic test for invasive fungal disease. The utility of this assay in coccidioidomycosis has not been previously studied. Using a cutoff value of ≥80 pg/ml, we found the sensitivity (43.9%), specificity (91.1%), positive predictive value (81.8%), and negative predictive value (64.1%) to be similar to those of the assay in diagnosing other invasive mycoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3060-3062
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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