Fungus Culture

Fungus Culture

Test Name:   Fungus Culture
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   Microbiology
Ordering Mnemonic:   FUNGUS
Specimen Type:   

To be used for body fluids or secretion, pus from lesions, abscess aspiration, skin ulcers; biopsy/autopsy materials, CSF, surgically collected sinus wall scraping, respiratory specimens

Collection Container:   Sterile Container
Container Information
Sterile Container
Collection Information:   The specimen should be aseptically transferred into a sterile container.
Test Schedule:  

Daily

Turnaround Time:   Routine

Preliminary: 1 to5 weeks

Final: 1 to 5 weeks

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 1 to5 weeks

Final: 1 to 5 weeks

Reference Interval:  

 

Critical Values:   As growth is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.
Lab Process Notes :    
Storage & Transport:   The specimen should be transported as soon as possible, without delay. Viability may decrease with prolonged storage. The specimen should then be refrigerated.
Test Referred to :    Public Health Laboratories, Hamilton

                 

 
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