Nose Culture, Fungus

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: C FUNGUSSM
POE DESCRIPTION: CU FUNGUS W SMEAR (NON-SKIN); C FUNGUSSM (NON-SKIN)
CPT CODE: 87102; 87206
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes a culture for fungi and performance of a direct fungal smear. All fungal isolates will be identified. Other isolated organisms (i.e. aerobes, etc.) may be referred for identification and/or susceptibility testing if medically indicated AND a separate culture procedure has NOT yielded the same organism(s).
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Smear results: same day if the specimen is received in the laboratory no later than 1400. Preliminary culture reports are available after 1 week or when a fungal isolate is detected. Cultures will be finalized after 4 weeks.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: The specific anatomic site of the specimen MUST be specified on the order or the requisition.
CONTAINER TYPE: Copan Swab® II , nasopharyngeal swab in sterile container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Nose, throat, nasopharyngeal
REJECTION CRITERIA: Inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
MINIMUM VOLUME: One swab
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, leave at room temperature.
REFERENCE RANGE: No fungi observed/isolated
METHODOLOGY: Fungal smear: calcofluor white stain. Culture: Conventional culture utilizing media specifically formulated for fungal isolation.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Fungus Culture, Nose