Test Overview
Test Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

To screen patients for Candida auris and determine when Contact Precautions is needed. THIS TEST REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM INFECTION PREVENTION (MICHIGAN MEDICINE) or LABORATORY (MLABS).

For positive samples, culture of the specimen will be performed. If C. auris is isolated, antimicrobial susceptibility will be performed.

Reference Range *

No Candida auris detected.

Test Limitations

This assay detects nucleic acids. A positive result does not guarantee that viable organism is present in the sample.

Test Details
Analytic Time

24-48 hours

Soft Order Code
AURIS
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Please contact the MLabs Client Services Center at 800-862-7284 prior to sending specimen; test requires MLabs Microbiology Laboratory Director approval. See collection instructions below.

Normal Volume
1 Eswab transport
Minimum Volume
1 Eswab transport
Storage Temperature
Refrigerate
Rejection Criteria
Specimen >96 hours (4 days) old
Billing
CPT Code
87481
LOINC
87620-1
NY State Approved
No