Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
Urine, stool, vagina, respiratory specimens, tissue, fluids
1.0 mL fluid or 0.5 grams of tissue
Cause for rejection:
Specimen sent in nonsterile container.
Tissue or body fluid is optimal for isolation of fungi. Use E-Swab for specimens submitted from sites such as throat or vaginal, or when adequate tissue or fluid is not available.
OC Power Word:
Preliminary report available after 72 hours
Yeast Culture; Candida Culture; Aspergillus Cult.