Item Value
Test name Fungal Culture, other fungi
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Up to 30 days
In House Availability Set up daily, all shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range No fungus isolated
Container type
Body fluid, Tissue, BAL Sterile container
Sputum Clean container (urine cup)
Bone marrow Isolator tube (available from Hematology laboratory)
Amount to Collect
BAL 10-20 mL
Tissue 5 mm3
Urine 10-20 mL
Body fluid 5-10 mL
Sputum > 1 mL
Bone marrow 1 mL
Collection Instructions Swab specimens are not acceptable as they have very low fungal yields.
Sample type Unfixed tissue, BAL, Sputum, Body fluid, Urine, Bone marrow

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