Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 12-24 hours. The health care provider will be notified of smears positive with possible systemic pathogens.

MiChart Code
Fungus Smear Only
Soft Order Code
FNGS

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Calcofluor Stain
Cryptococcus Stain
FNGS
KOH Preparation
PAS Smear
FUNGUS SMEAR ONLY

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Microscopic exam

Test Usage
 
Reference Range

No fungal elements seen

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Please contact the laboratory at 936-6877 for smear only or culture only requests. Order culture and smear if specimen is adequate, order smear only if specimen is insufficient for both or culture has already been sent. Indicate current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis. Do not refrigerate or incubate.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen according to instructions for culture of specific site. Order culture and smear if specimen is adequate, order smear only if specimen is insufficient for both or culture has already been sent. Do not refrigerate or incubate. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis. If unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be called and another specimen will be requested before disposal of the original specimen.

Normal Volume
Same as for culture of specific site
Minimum Volume
Same as for culture of specific site

Billing Information

CPT Code
87206 Smear, 87220 KOH Prep
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.