Galactomannan antigenemia after infusion of gluconate-containing plasma-lyte

Ruta Petraitiene, Vidmantas Petraitis, John R. Witt, Michelle M. Durkin, John D. Bacher, L. Joseph Wheat, Thomas J. Walsh

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We demonstrated that sodium gluconate was the factor causing false-positive galactomannan (GM) antigenemia of Plasma-Lyte hydration solution. Infusion of sodium gluconate-containing solution but not gluconate-free Plasma-Lyte resulted in positive serum GM antigenemia. Serum GM concentrations also correlated with the volume and in vitro concentrations of GM within gluconate-containing solutions of infused Plasma-Lyte.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4330-4332
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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