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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