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SMEAR, FUNGUS

Mnemonic

SM FUNGUS

Synonym

Fungal Smear - GMS - PAS Fungus - Calcofluor - Yeast smear

Guidelines

Most appropriate for tissues, body fluids and eye or corneal scrapings.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Tissue, body fluid, eye or corneal scraping

Handling

Place in a sterile screw-cap container.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

>0.1 mL

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Insufficient amount of specimen

Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24-48 hours

Method

Calcofluor White Stain Microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative for fungal elements.

CPT Codes

87220

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:37 AM


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