FUNGUS CULTURE, respiratory (088-0014)Synonyms: Yeast culture, respiratory, Mould culture, respiratory
CPT4 Code: 87102
Test Order Mnemonic: F FUN
Applies To: Isolation and identification of yeast and moulds in lower respiratory specimens.
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Induced sputum, expectorated sputum, bronchoscopy
Storage Instructions: Store at 2-8░C, transport to laboratory as soon as possible
Causes for Rejection: Submission of more than one sputum specimen within 24 hours
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Cultures are held for 4 weeks
Special Instructions: Early AM sputum samples are recommended. A maximum of 3 sputum samples collected on 3 separate days will be accepted for culture. Antifungal susceptibility testing is performed only with approval.
Specimen: Sputum, induced or expectorated, bronchial washings, bronchial lavage, tracheal aspirates
Minimum Volume: 3 ml
Container: Sterile cup, Lukens tube
Revised 6/28/2010 by T. Friloux