Test Details

Mnemonic

MICF

Ordering Code

3514770

CPT-4 Code(s)

87186. Variable charges & CPT codes depending on methodology. Species will be determined at additional fee if yeast not identified or a pure culture is not submitted. An additional charge will be added for drug requests that are not tested at ARUP and require send out.

Specimen Information

Selective reporting by organism and source. The following antifungal agents are tested: Amphotericin B, Anidulafungin, caspofungin, fluconazole, 5-fluorocytosine, itraconazole, isavuconazole, micafungin, posaconazole, and voriconazole.
Susceptibility testing for dermatophytes and dimorphic fungi is not perfromed at ARUP. If requested, isolates will be sent to the Fungus Testing Laboratory, San Antonio, TX. Specify agents to be tested on the susceptibility test requisition form.
Testing is not performed on isolates from environmetal sources.

Collect

Actively growing isolated organism, in pure culture
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Specimen Preparation

Actively growing isolated organism, in pure culture, on agar slant. Isolate identification and specimen source required. Transport pure culture in a sealed container at room temperature.
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Transport Temperature

Room temperature
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Rejection Criteria

Nonviable yeast, mixed cultures, or leaking containers.
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Stability

Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
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Methodology

Broth Microdilution
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Laboratory
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