Lab Test : Blood Culture Fungus

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Alternate:Fungus Blood Culture
Includes:Culture, susceptibility included by special request only.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:BCFU
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 week. Negative cultures are finalized at 4 weeks, positives as identified.
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.5 mL Infants, 1.4 mL older children
Container:Isolator Tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:Specimen not in isolator tube
Normal:No fungus isolated at 4 weeks.
Uses:Identify microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antifungal therapy may inhibit growth. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out infection.
Method:Culture
 

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