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 possibility of infection.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results on all cultures are reported in 12-24 hours. Negative cultures reported at 3 days.

Soft Order Code
FNSN
Synonyms
  • FNSN
  • Culture, Throat, Yeast
  • Fungus Culture, Throat
  • Mouth, Fungus Culture
  • YEAST CULTURE
  • Oral Scrapings, Fungus Culture
  • Throat Culture, Yeast
  • Candida Culture, Throat
  • Thrush
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Obtain specimen by scraping throat, mouth tongue or cheek with sterile tongue depressor to remove plaque. Send swab in aerobic transport, available from MLabs. For optimum recovery, send immediately. 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.

Normal Volume
2 swabs
Minimum Volume
1 swab
Additional Information

Test includes culture and identification of yeast.

Billing
CPT Code
87081
Fee Code
32215
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