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Test Code FNGSMR Fungal Smear, LAB2210

Methodology

Stain for detection of yeast and hyphae in clinical specimens.  (Replaces KOH)

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Acceptable Specimens:

Any clinical material; most common are esophageal brushings, skin scrapings, etc.

 

Brushings

1.Collect brushings and place in a screw-capped, sterile container or on slides.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Scrapings

1. Collect skin scrapings etc. and place in a screw-capped, sterile container or on slides.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No fungal elements seen.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87205