Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

FUNGAL CULTURE, BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
FBLC      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: FBLC         Geisinger Epic ID: 44110

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Adult: 5 mL whole blood. Pediatric: 1.5 mL whole blood.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 48 hours.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87103. Additional CPTs if ID is required.
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 Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis/posadasii, Blastomyces dermatitidis, and dimorphic or filamentous fungi. Additional charges may apply.
Methodology:
Culture
Synonyms:
Mycology Culture, Quest test code 6024
Fungus culture, Histoplasmosis culture, Dimorphic culture, Mold culture
Clinical significance:
Infections with dimorphic and filamentous fungi (molds) are found most commonly in immunocompromised patients and may be more common in certain geographic regions. Blood cultures positive for fungi are usually clinically significant.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Sunday    
Performed stat? No
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