FUNGUS CULTURE, abscess (008-0014)Synonyms: Yeast culture, wound; Mould culture, wound; Fungal culture, wound
CPT 4 Code: 87102
Test Order Mnemonic: F FUN
Test Includes: Isolation and identification of yeast and moulds
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Aseptic technique - biopsy or tissue sample have better recovery than swabs for these organisms
Storage Instructions: Room temperature
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: Preferred sample is aspiration of infected area. Antifungal susceptibility is performed only with approval.
Specimen: Abscess or aspirate
Minimum Volume: 0.5 gram
Container: Sterile container
Test Method: Culture
Revised/reviewed 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux