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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Green top or sterile container
Fungus Culture
Various Sources
Alternative name(s) Fungal

Lab section Send Outs    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days Daily Ag:Mon-Fri    
When reported
Daily    
   
LIS code:
JFUNGB, JKOHB, JDERMB
EPIC Code:
FUNGUS CULTURE
   
Important notes: For DERMATOPHYTE CULTURE submit: hair, nail or skin scrapings in sterile jar. For FUNGUS CULTURE submit: tissue, scrapings in sterile container; fluids in dark green top tube; ESwab is acceptable for wounds. Minimum Respiratory specimen required: Bacteria, greater than1 ml; Fungal, greater than1ml;AFB, greater than 5ml; PCP, greater than 1ml


Rejection criteria: Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen
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Last revised 10/20/2014