Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CULTURE, FUNGUS OTHER (INCLUDES FUNGAL SMEAR)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
FCO      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87102         Geisinger Epic ID: 7549

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Body fluids, bone, bone marrow, ear, eye, gastric, genital/perineum, nasopharyngeal, nose, oral, throat, respiratory secretions, tissue, urine, wounds
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Anaerobic Transport Media (ATM)
Specimen required:
Listed collection device at room temperature
Special notes:
Eswab - preferred device for wounds, drainages, eyes, ears, genitals; Sterile Cup/Tube - preferred device for body fluids. BD CultureSwab, BD CultureSwab Plus, Health Link Transport Sterile Liquid Stuarts Swabs Amies or Liquid Stuarts Swabs, Amies Gel Swabs and anaerobic transport medium (ATM) are also acceptable. If more than one (1) tube of CSF is collected, submit tube #2 or #3 for microbiology studies. Check expiration date on transport device before use. Send small pieces of tissue most likely to be infected.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (18-25°C).
Specimen stability:
Approved swab: Room temperature 72 hours
Specimen in ATM: Room temperature 72 hours
Sterile container: Room temperature or 2-8°C 24 hours
Urine transport device: 72 hours
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimen. Expired collection/transport device. Quantity of specimen insufficient. Frozen specimens. Specimens in formalin. Delay in transport.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
No fungus isolated
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Specific fungal isolate
Additional information:
Fungal cultures may be monitored for up to 3 weeks before a final report is issued
CPT code(s):
87102, 87206
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Isolation and identification of yeasts and molds. Additional charges may apply. Susceptibility testing of Candida species not albicans is available upon request. Please contact Microbiology to request.
Methodology:
Culture
Synonyms:
MYCOLOGY CULTURE
FUNGUS CULTURE
YEAST CULTURE
MOLD CULTURE
ENVIRONMENTAL FUNGUS CULTURE
THRUSH
CANDIDIASIS, KH PREP, KOH PREP
CANDIDA
MOLD
YEAST
FUNGUS
FUNGI
FUNGAL CULTURE, MYCOLOGY
FUNGAL IDENTIFICATION, FUNGAL ID, FUNGAL ISOLATION
DIMORPHIC MOLD, DIMORPHIC FUNGUS, DIMORPHIC YEAST, DIMORPHIC CULTURE
Clinical significance:
Detection and identification of fungi can assist in the determination of clinical disease and guide appropriate antifungal therapy when required.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 05/06/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Francis Tomashefski
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? No
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