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MYCOLOGY CULTURE, TISSUE

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code FC
Performed by? Microbiology (Mycology)
Sendout? no
Price range $$
In House Availability Mon. - Fri., day shift
Principle Tissues are minced or homogenized and plated on culture media that support the growth of fungi. Negative cultures are reported after 4 weeks. Positive results are reported when fungi are recovered.
Container type sterile, screw-capped container
Collection Instructions Tissue biopsies must be collected and sent to the laboratory in sterile screw-cap tubes or containers such as those used for sputum. The biopsy must be kept moist and handled aseptically. Collect on sterile or gauze barely moistened with non-bacteriostatic saline. Fold Telfa or gauze over specimen and place in sterile screw-cap tube or specimen container. Do not float in saline or place in fixative.
Sample type Tissue
Synonyms Biopsy Culture;Fungus Culture, Tissues;
Stability Deliver to the Microbiology Laboratory (2M33) as soon as possible
References Isenberg, HD (ed), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Vol. 1, ASM Press, Washington DC, 1992.
CPT coding 87102
Last Updated 1/16/2009 12:31:26 PM
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