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.
Biopsy, Fungus Culture
Culture, Tissue, Fungus
Deep Tissue, Fungus Culture
Fungus Culture Biopsy
Tissue Culture, Fungus
Surgical Specimen, Fungus Culture
Nocardia Culture, Tissue
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Establish the presence of filamentous fungi, dimorphic pathogens, Candida species and aerobic actinomycetes.
No fungi or aerobic actinomycete isolated.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Please contact the laboratory at 936-6877 for smear only or culture only requests. Sterilely prepare site and collect tissue into sterile container with 0.5 ml saline. DO NOT SEND SWABS. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted to the Microbiology Laboratory should be separated from the portion submitted to the Pathology Department by the surgeon utilizing sterile technique. If Histoplasma or other fungal species is suspected, indicate on requisition. Specify current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis. For optimum recovery, send directly to the Microbiology Laboratory. If Histoplasma isolation is desired, keep specimen at room temperature and send to Microbiology within 4 hours of specimen collection. Rejection criteria: specimen was refrigerated (refrigeration inhibits growth of Histoplasma).
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.