Fungus Culture, Blood
Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
10.0 mL purple or green (minimum 5.0 mL), 4.0 mL yellow (minimum 1.0 mL/bottle)
For smaller patients, refer to "Blood Culture Collection Procedure" for amount to draw.
Automated Detection Instrumentation
Orders must state blood culture is for fungal isolation. A single blood culture can be cultured for bacteria as well as fungus. Contact Microbiology (38412) if a fungal culture is ordered on a blood already in progress in the laboratory.
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
Blood Culture for Yeast; Blood Culture for Fungus