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Fungal Culture, yeast

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P259Y
Test group Fungal Culture
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Container type Swab
Sample type Vaginal fluid, Wound, Oral
Normal range
Critical value Biphasic fungus (e.g. Coccidiodes immitis) isolated.
Synonyms Fungal culture
Stability Refrigerated 24 hours
Additional information Preferable when Candida species are the only fungi of concern, e.g., in post-op wound infection. For thrush, order KOH-Calcofluor White Stain (P250) instead. Separate fungal culture of urine for yeast is unnecessary; they will be detected by routine bacterial culture. Clinically active vaginal yeast infection is readily detected on Gram stain; culture is generally unnecessary except for isolation of the organism and susceptibility testing in cases of treatment failure. Cultures incubated 4 days.

Differentiation of Candida dublinensis from the biochemically and clinically similar species Candida albicans is performed on request only.

See also Mycology section in text at front of Lab Manual.
CPT coding 87102
LOINC code 18482-0
Last Updated 12/19/2013 9:34:18 AM
Entry Number 401
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