Test Catalog

Test

Code
M800
Name
FUNGUS CULTURE/STAIN
Description

Alternative Names: FUNGUS CULTURE (WITH SMEAR), MOLD CULTURE, YEAST CULTURE, M800, FUNGUS CULTURE/STAIN , C FUNG/ST, FUNGAL CULTURE/STAIN
Includes: Fungus identified
Sample Type: Secretion, Sputum, Respiratory Fluid, Tissue, Urine
Preferred Container: eSwab or Sterile Cup
Alternate Container: Culturette
Sample Volume: Swab or Visible Amount
Handling Instructions: State specific anatomic site.  STAT smear results must be requested.
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Testing Frequency: Daily
Expected Turn Around Time: 4 Weeks or When Positive, Monday – Friday
Testing Facility: AEL
CPT Codes: 87102, 87206, additional CPT Codes as required
Note: Presence or absence of pneumocystis reported routinely on lower respiratory specimens.