Fungal Culture Misc

Additional Info: This test includes a direct KOH. Specimens submitted on media will not have a smear performed.

If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge.

Methodology: Microscopic Exam with Calcofluor White Stain (KOH); Culture, Isolation, and Identification

Specimen Requirements:
Submit tissue, body fluids, bronchial washings, sputum, CSF, urine or bone marrow specimens in a sterile, leak-proof, screw-cap container. Collect specimens from the mouth, nose, nasopharynx, ear, or eye using a culture swab transport system.

Analytical Time: 27 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday

CPT Information:
87102 Fungus Culture 87206 KOH

If culture is positive identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87106 or 87107 or 87140 or 87143 or 87149 or 87158).