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Test ID FVAG Fungal Culture, Vaginal

Useful For

Monitoring therapy for vulvovaginitis


Managing chronic recurring disease


Determining the etiology of infectious vaginitis when other tests have been uninformative

Method Name

Plated to Inhibitory Mold Agar

Reporting Name

Fungal Culture, Vaginal

Specimen Type


Shipping Instructions

Specimen should arrive within 24 hours of collection.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Swab

Source: Vaginal secretions

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (noncharcoal)

Collection Instructions:

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

2. Obtain secretions from the mucosal membrane of the vaginal vault with a 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

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values



If positive, yeast will be identified.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87102-Fungal culture, vaginal

87106-Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Yeast (if appropriate)

87107-Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Fungi (if appropriate)

87107-Fungal identification panel A (if appropriate)

87107-Fungal identification panel B (if appropriate)

87150-Identification rapid PCR Coccidioides (if appropriate)

87150 x 2-Identification Histoplasma/Blastomyces, PCR (if appropriate)

87153-D2 fungal sequencing identification (if appropriate)

87150-Id, Candida auris Rapid PCR (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FVAG Fungal Culture, Vaginal 51723-5


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FVAG Fungal Culture, Vaginal 51723-5

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

3 to 4 days

NY State Approved


Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
D2F D2 Fungal Sequencing Identification No, (Bill Only) No
FUNA Fungal Ident Panel A No, (Bill Only) No
FUNB Fungal Ident Panel B No, (Bill Only) No
LCCI Ident Rapid PCR Coccidioides No, (Bill Only) No
LCHB Id, Histoplasma/Blastomyces PCR No, (Bill Only) No
RMALF Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Fungi No, (Bill Only) No
RMALY Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Yeast No, (Bill Only) No
LCCA Id, Candida auris Rapid PCR No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

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


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