Fungus Susceptibility Tests (View in report form.)
CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:
87186 yeast; 87188 mold
The test includes susceptibility testing of a fungal isolate to one or more of the following: 5-fluorocytosine, fluconazole, ketoconazole, amphotericin B, miconazole, nystatin, intraconazole, griseofulvin, and/or clotrimazole.
Monday-Friday, 0700-1400 send out
The physician MUST specify that the isolate be saved within 3 weeks of the submission of the specimen. The requisition MUST state all current therapy including date and time of the last dosage. The antifungal agent(s) to be tested MUST be specified.
Pure culture isolate of patient`s fungal isolate
Isolate discarded prior to the request by the physician to save the isolate for testing, or the isolate fails to grow on subculture.
Defined for each antifungal agent
LIMITATIONS OF TEST:
The test cannot be performed if the fungus isolated from the patient is non-viable, not available, or fails to grow adequately to obtain a readable endpoint.
University of Texas
This test is performed to determine the minimum fungistatic concentration (MFC) susceptibility of a given organism to an antifungal agent. The ordering physician must specify drugs to be tested.