Test Overview
Test Methodology


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 possibility of infection.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Analytic Time

Preliminary results on all cultures are reported in 12-24 hours. Negative cultures will be reported after 48 hours.

Soft Order Code
  • FNSN
  • Culture, Stool, Yeast
  • Feces, Fungus Culture
  • Feces, Yeast Culture
  • Fungus Culture, Stool
  • Stool Culture, Yeast
  • Candida Culture, Stool
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect in stool culture transport available from MLabs. Add stool specimen to transport until liquid reaches fill line. Emulsify specimen thoroughly in transport fluid. Alternately; collect stool and use swab from Eswab transport to place stool into Eswab transport tube. Specify fungal species suspected. For optimum recovery, send immediately. If specimen must be stored, refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. May be refrigerated up to 24 hrs. 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. See MLabs Stool Specimen Collection Instructions available online at https://mlabs.umich.edu/media/175 for patient instructions.

Normal Volume
5 mL stool or Eswab
Minimum Volume
5 mL stool or Eswab
Additional Information

Test includes culture and identification of yeast.

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