Establish the presence of Candida or other yeast.
No yeast isolated.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
A single negative culture does not rule out the possibility of infection.
Preliminary results on all cultures are reported in 12-24 hours. Negative cultures reported at 3 days.
- Culture, Throat, Yeast
- Fungus Culture, Throat
- Mouth, Fungus Culture
- YEAST CULTURE
- Oral Scrapings, Fungus Culture
- Throat Culture, Yeast
- Candida Culture, Throat
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.
Test includes culture and identification of yeast.