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Candida Auris Culture [LAB002288] (8000101626)
Test Mnemonic:


Specimen Requirements:

Eswab is the preferred collection transport. 

Test Included:

Surveillance culture for Candida Auris.


Use one (1) swab to collect cultures from both sides of the axilla and both sides of the groin.  Swab using a back and forth motion 5 times on each side. 


E-swab is the preferred collection container. 


Room temperature.


Up to 48 hours from time of collection for Eswabs. 

Causes for Rejection:

Missing patient/collection information, improper container, specimens received outside of stability time.

Reference Range:

Negative for Candida Auris


Positive for Candida Auris.

Turnaround Time:

Culture is read up to 72 hours after being received into the Clinical Microbiology Lab. 


Surveillance culture for Candida Auris.


Clinical Microbiology


Candida auris, Auris screen, Candida auris screen 

CPT 4 Code:

87102- Culture, fungi (mold or yeast) isolation, with presumptive identification of isolates. 

When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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