|Test||CULTURE, FUNGUS, ROUTINE|
|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|
87102 Fungus isolation culture
87106 Fungus identification, if indicated
87206 Tissue exam for fungi