Fungus Culture And Smear FUNCSM

Method(s) Culture/Light Microscopy
Specimen Required
Collect Fluid or material from any appropriate body site.
Transport

Fluid or material at 20-25ºC, Eswab ambient or refrigerated.

Remarks

Please indicate site of collection on container and requisition.

Stability

Fluid

Ambient: 48 hours

Refrigerated: 1 weeks

Hair or Skin

Ambient: 2 weeks

Eswab

Ambient: 72 hours

Refrigerated: 1 week

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 3010183
CPTCode 87101, 87205
Notes

Cultures are routinely held for 5 weeks.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

No fungus isolated.

No Appointment Necessary
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