Test Details

Mnemonic

CUFUN

Ordering Code

3700499

CPT-4 Code(s)

87101, plus others if reflexed, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

Skin, Hair or nails

Specimen Preparation

Cleanse skin with alcohol before scraping. Cleanse hands or feet before collecting nails.
Primary specimen in sterile leak-proof container. Collect using aseptic technique.
Skin: Collect scrapings from periphery of lesion
Nail: Scrape underside of nail or send clippings
Hair: Hairs must be pulled from infected area. Cuttings of hair are not adequate.
Store at room temperature. Transport within 48 hours for hair, skin, nails. Transport within24
hours for all other sources.

Alternate Specimen

Swab in bacterial transport media

Minimum Volume

Blood/Bone Marrow: 1.0 mL
Sputum: 1.0 mL
Brochial wash, BAL: 3.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Hair cuttings are not acceptable

Stability

Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Fungal Culture, Isolation and Identifical
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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