Test Overview
Test Methodology

Isolator

Test Usage

Isolate and identify organisms causing fungemia.

Reference Range *

No fungi or aerobic actinomycete isolated.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results on all cultures are reported in 12-24 hours. The health care provider will be notified of cultures positive with systemic pathogens. Negative cultures will be reported after 4 weeks.

Soft Order Code
FNGI
Synonyms
  • Culture, Bone Marrow, Fungus
  • Bone Marrow Culture, Fungus
  • Histoplasma, Fungus Culture
  • Histoplasma, Fungus Culture, Bone Marrow
  • Nocardia Culture, Bone Marrow
  • FNGI
  • FUNGUS BLOOD CULTURE
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect bone marrow in pediatric isolator tube available from MLabs. After collecting specimen, mix tube contents well to lyse blood cells and prevent clotting. Do not refrigerate or incubate; store and transport at room temperature. For optimum recovery, send directly to the laboratory; Isolator may be stored up to 16 hours. Label tube with patient's name, registration number, and culture number or anatomic site if more than one culture is drawn at one time. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic or antifungal therapy, and clinical diagnosis. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.

Normal Volume
1.5 ml sent in pediatric Isolator tube
Minimum Volume
0.5 ml sent in pediatric Isolator tube
Additional Information

Test includes culture. Isolation of Histoplasma is suboptimal from specimens older than 4 hours and is unlikely from specimens older than 8 hours.

Billing
CPT Code
87103
Fee Code
32389
LOINC
580-1
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