FUNGUS CULTURE, tissues/body fluids (008-0014)Synonyms: Yeast culture; Mould culture, Fungal culture
CPT 4 Code: 87102
Test Order Mnemonic: F FUN
Test Includes: Isolation and identification of yeast and moulds
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Aseptic technique
Storage Instructions: Room temperature
Causes for Rejection: Swabs
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Cultures are held 3 weeks. Positive results are reported upon recognition.
Special Instructions: Add several drops of sterile saline to tissue specimen after collection. Antifungal susceptibility is performed only with approval.
Specimen: Tissue, biopsy, body fluids
Minimum Volume: 0.5 gram
Container: Sterile container
Test Method: Culture
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux