The Glucatell® and Fungitell® assay kits are specific for (1→3)-β-D-glucan. The assays are based upon a modification of the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) pathway. The Glucatell reagent is processed to eliminate Factor C, and is therefore specific for (1→3)-β-D-glucan. The reagent does not react to other polysaccharides, including beta-glucans with different glycosidic linkages.
- For measuring (1→3)-β-D-glucan in pharmaceuticals or biochemicals use Glucatell®
- For the use in patients serum, use Fungitell®