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FUCUL
CULTURE, FUNGUS, ROUTINE

Test Code FUCUL 
Test CULTURE, FUNGUS, ROUTINE 
Methodology Conventional Culture 
Description Includes microscopic exam.
Significant isolates reflex to organism identification. Additional charge applies.

NOTE: For culture of fungi from skin, hair or nails order "Culture, Fungus, Dermatophytes". 

Specimen 1. Obtain specimen from infected site.
2. Place specimen in a screw-capped, sterile container.
3. Label container with patientís name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collectorís initials and SPECIMEN SOURCE.
4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING. 

Reference Values No growth
If positive, fungus will be identified. 
Analytic Time Positives are reported when detected. Negatives are reported in 30 35 Days. 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 87102  Fungus isolation culture
87106  Fungus identification, if indicated
87206  Tissue exam for fungi