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Fungus Culture

Test Name:Fungus Culture
Epic Order Code:LAB240
CPT Code:87102
Specimen(s) Type:Can be ordered on any source except blood, bone marrow or skin. Collect as much specimen as possible.
Acceptable Container(s):Swabs or sterile container
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
Routine: 4 weeks; preliminary report at 1 week, or when fungus is isolated.
Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source. If collecting with swabs, 2 swabs are required.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport at 2-8° C, except hair and nails (maintain at room temperature). Specimen must be delivered to lab within 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport.
Reference Range:No fungi isolated
Additional Information:Fungal susceptibilities are performed by request only and the test is sent to an outside reference lab. The order must be placed in the computer. Notify the microbiology lab at 984-2358 in order to prepare the isolate for referral.