FUNGUS CULTURE

Components
Fungus Culture (Hair, Skin, Nails)
FUN - Fungus Culture (hair, skin, nails)
FNB - Fungus Culture, Blood
FNC - Fungus Culture (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 within 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
CPT-4 Code (s)
87101 Hair, Skin, Nails
87102 Other
87103 Blood
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 other (Not hair, skin, & nails)   580-1  
Fungus culture, blood   601-5  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory