Days Set Up
Analytic Time

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

Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Culture, Throat, Yeast
Fungus Culture, Throat
Mouth, Fungus Culture
Oral Scrapings, Fungus Culture
Throat Culture, Yeast
Candida Culture, Throat

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect fluids or tissue in sterile tube. Send swab in aerobic transport, available from MSC 936-6077, University Hospital. To collect the specimen, scrape throat, mouth, tongue or cheek with sterile tongue depressor to remove plaque. Specify current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis. For optimum recovery, send directly to the Microbiology Laboratory.

Collection Offsite

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

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.