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Culture Fungus Blood

Order Code CH848
Turnaround Time up to 30 days
Test Includes

If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87106 or 87107 or 87140 or 87143 or 87149 or 87158).

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Bactec Myco F/Lytic aerobic blood bottle

Preferred Specimens
Bactec Myco F/Lytic aerobic blood bottle
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport at Room Temperature
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 48 hours
Refrigerated Unacceptable
Frozen Unacceptable
Reject Criteria

Received frozen, Specimens in EDTA (lavender-top) tube, Specimens in heparin (green-top) tube, Specimens in citrate, ACD or SPS (yellow-top) tubes

Test Details
Continuously monitoring blood culture system with microscopic, biochemical, DNA probe and chromatography identification techniques.
Clinical Significance

Blood culture results may aid in the diagnosis of systemic fungal infections.