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 positive cultures. Negative cultures will be reported after 4 weeks.

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Candida, CSF
Cryptococcus, CSF
CSF, Fungus Culture
Culture, CSF, Fungus
FNG
Fungus Culture, CSF
Spinal Fluid, Fungus Culture
FUNGUS CULTURE/SMEAR
Nocardia Culture, CSF

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Establish the presence of filamentous fungi, dimorphic pathogens and aerobic actinomycetes.

Reference Range

No fungi or aerobic actinomycete isolated.

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

Specimen Requirements

Container
Sterile tube or container
Normal Volume
0.5 - 10 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
0.5 - 10 mL CSF

Billing Information

CPT Code
87102 Isolation, 87106 Identification, 87205 Smear
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.