Use of (1-3)-beta-d-glucan concentrations in dust as a surrogate method for estimating specific fungal exposures.

UNLABELLED Indoor exposure to fungi has been associated with respiratory symptoms,often attributed to their cell wall component, (1-3)-beta-D-glucan. Performing(1-3)-beta-D-glucan analysis is less time consuming and labor intensive than cultivation or microscopic counting of fungal spores. This has prompted many to use(1-3)-beta-D-glucan as a surrogate for… CONTINUE READING