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Candida auris Surveillance by PCR (Infection Control Purposes) (8000101641)
Test Mnemonic:


Specimen Requirements:

Eswab collection transport is required

Test Included:

Surveillance for C auris


Collect specimen using an Eswab transport. firmly rub swab 3-5 times on the site to be sampled. For axilla-groin, use a single swab and rub 3-5 times over the left and right armpits, then 3-5 times over left and right inguinal crease.




Room temperature. Refrigerate at 2-8 º C if transport is delayed.


96 hours at 2-8  º C

Causes for Rejection:

Missing patient/collection information, improper container

Reference Range:

Negative for Candida auris

Positive for Candida auris

Turnaround Time:

Testing batched once per day Sunday-Friday


Nucelic Acid Amplification by RT-PCR


Clinical Microbiology


CAURIS, C. auris, Candida, Candida auris, Auris, PCR, Surveillance

CPT 4 Code:


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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