Fungal Culture
Label Mnemonic: FUNCX
Epic Lab Code: LAB240
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Microbiology
BT 6004
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Collection Medium:
Sterile container
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
0700-1630, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
See comments
A fungal smear (KOH/Calcofluor) is automatically performed with each culture request. Cultures held for 4-6 weeks. A. Blood - Cleanse skin with ChloraPrep® one-step 1.5 mL Frepp® Applicator (907672). Collect 8-10 mL of blood for adult (1.5 mL for child) and inoculate into an Isolator tube (Adult=922848; Pediatric=923003). Collect in addition to bacterial blood culture bottles. Cultures held for 4 weeks. B. See Bacterial Culture for collection and transport of all other specimen types.
Standard tube media
CPT Code:
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery