Fungus Culture, Blood

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: FUNGB MIC2

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Culture bottles

Collection Volume: 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.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Automated Detection Instrumentation

Special Instructions: 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.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 14 days

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87103

Synonyms: Blood Culture for Yeast; Blood Culture for Fungus

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