Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Establish the presence of Candida or other yeast.

Reference Range *

No yeast isolated.

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

Test Limitations

A single negative culture does not rule out the presence of infection. Swabs should be submitted only when aspirated purulent fluid, exudate, or biopsy material cannot be obtained.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are available in 12 - 24 hours. Negative cultures reported after 3 days.

Soft Order Code
FNSN
MiChart Code
Fungal (Yeast Only) Culture, Non-Blood
Synonyms
  • Culture, Yeast
  • Fungus Culture, Yeast Only
  • Yeast only
  • Candida Culture
  • FNSN
  • YEAST CULTURE
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Send fluid in sterile container or send 2 swabs in Eswab transport available from MLabs. Do not refrigerate or incubate; store and transport at room temperature within 12 hours of collection; for optimum recovery, send specimen immediately. 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
5 mL fluid or 2 Eswabs
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL fluid or 1 Eswab
Additional Information

Test includes culture and identification of yeast. Susceptibilities available upon request. A direct fungus smear may be ordered separately if desired (see "Fungus Smear"). For identification of fungi other than yeast, a Fungus Culture should be requested.

Billing
CPT Code
87081
Fee Code
32215
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