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Test ID FS Fungal Smear, Varies

Useful For

Detection of fungi in clinical specimens

Method Name

Calcofluor/KOH Stain

Reporting Name

Fungal Smear

Specimen Type

Varies


Shipping Instructions


Specimen should arrive within 24 hours of collection.



Necessary Information


Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


Specimen Type: Body fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Sterile container, SPS/Isolator system, or green top (lithium or sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

 

Specimen Type: Fresh tissue

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Pea sized

Collection Instructions: Tissue should be placed in small amount of sterile saline or sterile water.

 

Specimen Type: Respiratory specimen

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

 

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen.

 

Acceptable

Fresh tissue or body fluid is the preferred specimen type instead of a swab specimen.

 

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Dermal, ear, mouth, ocular, throat, or wound

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (noncharcoal) Culturette or Eswab

Specimen Volume: Swab

Collection Instructions:

1. Before collecting specimen, wipe away any excessive amount of secretion and discharge, if appropriate.

2. Obtain secretions or fluid from source with sterile swab.

3. If smear and culture are requested or both a bacterial culture and fungal culture are requested, collect a second swab to maximize test sensitivity.


Specimen Minimum Volume

Bone marrow or body fluid: 1 mL
Respiratory specimen: 1.5 mL
Any other specimen type: See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87206

87176-Tissue processing (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FS Fungal Smear 55305-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FS Fungal Smear 55305-7

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Report Available

1 to 2 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
TISSR Tissue Processing No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed at an additional charge.

 

For more information see Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.