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Test Code:
090-40-0990-01

Order Name:
Fungus C/S (Source Specify)

 
Useful For:
Recovery and identification of yeast and mold from infection specimens
 
Methodology:
  1. Conventional Culture Technique
  2. Yeast identification by MALDI-TOF
  3. Mold identification and susceptiblity testing by referral lab
  4. Yeast susceptiblity testing in Sterile body fluid / Tissue from sterile site / Bone only
 
AliasesName:
Culture, Fungus Culture,
Yeast Fungus Culture
Mold
Mycology Culture
Yeast Culture
Fungemia
Culture for Dermatophytes
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0990-01

Order Name:
Fungus C/S (Source Specify)

 
Patient Preparation:
Medications: Do not use antibiotics before collection of specimen
 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
  1. Blood/ BD BACTEC MYCO/F-lytic
  2. Bone marrow/ BD BACTEC MYCO/F-lytic
  3. CSF, Body fluid, fluid, Tissue/ Sterile container
  4. Sputum, Bronchial wash, Bronchoalveolar lavage/ Sterile container
  5. Cornea scaping/ Sabouraud Dextrose agar
  6. Skin, nail, hair, pus, wound, abscess, other specimen/ Stuart transport medium swab
  7. Urine/ Sterile container
 
Specimen Testing Type:
  1. Blood, volume 3-5 mL (minimum volume 1 mL)
  2. Bone marrow, volume 3-5 mL (minimum volume 1 mL)
  3. CSF, Body fluid, fluid, Tissue, volume Entire collection
  4. Sputum, Bronchial wash, Bronchoalveolar lavage, minimum volume 3 mL
  5. Cornea scaping, volume Entire collection
  6. Skin, nail, hair, pus, wound, other specimen, volume Entire collection
  7. Urine, minimum volume 5 mL
 
Sub Mission Container:
  1. BD BACTEC MYCO/F-lytic (Red top glass vial)
  2. Sterile container
  3. Stuart transport medium swab
 
Rejection Criteria:
Specimen in formalin or dry swab will be reject.
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Blood Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 2 hours
Body fluid Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
Bone marrow Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 2 hours
Bronchial wash Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 24 hours
Bronchoalveolar lavage Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 24 hours
Cornea scaping Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 15 minutes
CSF Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 15 minutes
Hair Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
Nail Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
Pus Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
Skin Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
Urine Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 2 hours
Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 24 hours
Wound Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
Others specimen Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0990-01

Order Name:
Fungus C/S (Source Specify)

 
Method detail:
  1. Conventional Culture Technique
  2. Yeast identification by MALDI-TOF
  3. Mold identification and susceptiblity testing by referral lab
  4. Yeast susceptiblity testing in Sterile body fluid / Tissue from sterile site / Bone only
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to report within 1 months
 
Performing Location:
Microbiology, Laboratory Department Tel. 14171
 
Specimen Retention Time:
Specimen Type Time
CSF 1 month
Others specimen 7 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0990-01

Order Name:
Fungus C/S (Source Specify)

 
 
Clinical Information:
Fungal infections (also called mycoses) represent the invasion of tissues by one or more species of fungi. They range from superficial, localized skin conditions to deeper tissue infections to serious lung, blood (septicemia) or systemic diseases. Some fungi are opportunistic while others are pathogenic. Fungal infections may be categorized by the part of the body that they affect; by how deeply they penetrate the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, connective tissue, or bone; by the organism causing the infection; or by the form(s) that the fungi take. Some organisms may cause both superficial and systemic infections
 
Reference Value:
No fungal growth
 
Interpretation:
Positive cultures are reported with organism identification and susceptiblity testing Negative reports are issued after 30 days incubation.
 
Clinical Reference:
  1. Amy L. Leber, editor. Clinical Microbiology Procedure Handbook 4th Edition. Washington DC: American Society for Microbiology; 2016
  2. James H. Jorgensen, Michael A. PFALLER. Manual of Clinical Microbiology 11th ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press; 2015
  3. https://www.mayocliniclabs.com (Retrieved: 29 Jan 2019)