CULTURE, FUNGUS

Mnemonic

FCS

Synonym

Yeast - Mould - Fungal Identification

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Material, tissue or body fluid from any site

Handling

Place specimen in sterile container.

Preferred Volume

>5.0 mL body fluid

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL body fluid

Transport

Material from sterile site: 20-25°C. Material from non-sterile site: 2-8°C.

Rejection Criteria

Frozen specimens or insufficient volume

Stability

Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 3 days

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Culture

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative for yeast or mould.

Critical Values

Positive for yeast or mould on CSF

CPT Codes

87102

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:28:00 PM