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.

MiChart Code
Fungus Smear Only
Soft Order Code
FNG

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Biopsy, Fungus Culture
Culture, Tissue, Fungus
Deep Tissue, Fungus Culture
FNG
Fungus Culture Biopsy
Tissue Culture, Fungus
Surgical Specimen, Fungus Culture
FUNGUS CULTURE/SMEAR
Nocardia Culture, Tissue

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Establish the presence of filamentous fungi, dimorphic pathogens, Candida species 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

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect tissue into a sterile container with 0.5 ml sterile saline following sterile preparation of biopsy site. DO NOT SEND SWABS. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted for this test should be separated from the portion submitted for other testing. For optimum recovery, send immediately. If specimen must be stored and Histoplasma isolation is not desired, refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. May be refrigerated up to 24 hrs. If Histoplasma isolation is desired, keep specimen at room temperature and send within 4 hrs of specimen collection. If Histoplasma or other fungal species is suspected, indicate on requisition. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified and another specimen will be requested before disposal of the specimen.

Normal Volume
As much as possible in sterile container
Minimum Volume
As much as possible in sterile container

Billing Information

CPT Code
87102 Isolation, 87106 Identification, 87205 Smear
Pro Fee Code
 
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.