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Test Code SCFUNG Fungus Culture, LAB240

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Acceptable Specimens:

Spinal fluid, sputum or other respiratory specimens, tissue, or urine

 

Spinal Fluid

1. Submit 1 mL of spinal fluid in a screw-capped, sterile container or capped syringe.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Sputum or Other Respiratory Specimens

1. Submit 5 mL to 10 mL of sputum or other respiratory specimen in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Tissue (Incision or Biopsy)

1. Submit fresh tissue or tissue in a small amount of saline (no formalin) in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Urine

1. Submit 5 mL to 10 mL of urine in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

Negative for yeast and mold

Positives are reported when detected, negatives are reported after 28 days.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Culture with Identification by Conventional Method

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87102