FUNGUS CULTURE

Test Documentation
Components
Fungus Culture (Hair, Skin, Nails)
FUN - Fungus Culture (hair, skin, nails)
FNB - Fungus Culture, Blood
FNC - Fungus Culture (Not hair, skin, nails)
KOHS - Fungus Direct Smear (Hair, skin, nails)
KOHNS - Fungus Direct smear (Not hair, skin, nails)

Specimen Required
Primary specimen in sterile leak-proof container. Collect using aseptic technique.
Skin: Collect scrapings from periphery of lesion.
Nail: Scrape underside of nail or submit clippings
Hair: Hairs must be pulled from infected area. Cuttings of the hair are not adequate.
Blood/Bone Marrow 5.0 mL whole blood collected in BACTEC™ Myco F/Lytic aerobic blood bottle. (minimum 1.0 mL)
Sputum 1-5 mL. First morning specimen is optimal
Bronchial wash, BAL minimum 3.0 mL - 10.0 mL optimal
Body fluid, CSF or aspirates 1.0 mL - 10.0 mL optimal
Store at room temperature. Transport with 48 hours for hair, skin nail.
Transport within 24 hours for all other sources.

Methodology
Culture
KOH prep/Calcofluor White

Reference Range
No growth

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time4 weeks
Test CodeFUN, FNC, FNB, KOHS, KOHNS
CPT-4 Code (s)
87101 Hair, Skin, Nails
87102 Other
87103 Blood
87220 Smear, Skin, Hair, Nails
87206 Smear, Other
87107 Mold Isolate or 87106 Yeast Isolate, as appropriate, at additional charge
LOINC Codes
Fungus direct smear   20431-3  
Fungus Culture (hair, skin, nails)   580-1  
Fungus culture (hairs, skin, nails) + Direct smear   20431-3  
Fungus culture other (Not hair, skin, & nails)   580-1  
Fungus Culture Other (Not hair, skin & nails) + Direct Smear   580-1, 20431-3  
Fungus culture, blood   601-5  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory