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Updated Test Information:
Fungal Stain, Fungus Stain, KOH, Calcofluor White, Stain, Slide, Mycology, Wet Prep, Smear
Determine the presence or absence of fungal elements from clinical specimens.
|Alternate Specimen Type||
Skin, Hair, Nail, Wound, Tissue, Biopsy, Body fluid, Aspirate, Upper/Lower Respiratory
Preferred: Clinical material, fluid, tissue (with a few drops of saline), skin scrapings, hair, nails in sterile container; Will also accept: Bacterial Culture Transport Swab w/Gel, Amies Transport Swab, Eswab. Other transport systems also accepted.
|Additional Processing Details||
Fungal stain is included with Fungal Culture and Yeast Screen Culture
Ambient: 48 hours
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Unacceptable specimen transport device (including Incyte Swab, specimen in formalin, expired), improper labeling, prolonged delay in transport (greater than 1 week)
Monday-Saturday, & STAT
|Minimum Sample Volume||
Sterile container must have visible clinical material present
No fungal elements seen