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50025M
CULTURE, FUNGUS, REFERRED FOR IDENTIFICATION

Test Code 50025M 
Test CULTURE, FUNGUS, REFERRED FOR IDENTIFICATION 
Methodology Nucleic Acid Probe / Conventional Identification Methods
Nucleic acid probes used for identification, where applicable, include those for: Histoplasma capsulatum, Blastomyces dermatitidis, and Coccidioides immitis. 
Description Useful for identification of pure isolates of filamentous fugi and or yeast 
Specimen Send isolated mold or yeast on Sabouraud's dextrose agar slant. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing, placed in proper mailing container (agar plates are not acceptable), and labeled as an etiologic agent, if appropriate.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING. 
Reference Values Not applicable 
Analytic Time 2 - 35 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 87106  Culture, fungi, definitive identification of each organism; yeast (if indicated)
87107  Culture, fungi, definitive identification of each organism; mold (if indicated)
87149  Identification by nucleic acid probe, if indicated