CULTURE, FUNGUS ID ONLY

Mnemonic

C FUNGUS ID

Guidelines

This order is to be used for the identification of already isolated fungal organisms.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Fungal isolate from initial culture on appropriate growth media

Handling

Transport in a sealed biohazard bag. Tape agar plate lids so that they do not detach during transport.

Transport

Room temperature

Stability

Room Temperature: 24-48 hours

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Identification may take up to 4 weeks

Method

Culture

Reference Values

Comments

This order is not to be used for the primary culture of specimens for fungus.  Additional charge for yeast identification (CPT 87106)

CPT Codes

87107, (87106, as needed)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:06 AM