Establish the presence of Candida or other yeast.
No yeast isolated.
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.
Preliminary results are available in 12 - 24 hours. Negative cultures reported after 3 days.
- Culture, Yeast
- Fungus Culture, Yeast Only
- Yeast only
- Candida Culture
- YEAST CULTURE
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.
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.