Lab Test : Fungus Culture (Specify Source)

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Includes:Culture, susceptibility included by special request.
Phone:(937) 641-3902
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Negative culture held 4 weeks, positive as identified
Specimen:Specify specimen site. Do not use this test on skin, hair or nail, see Fungus culture skin, hair or nailTissue is preferred for recovery of fungus from deep seated infections. Send tissue sample in sterile container with a small amount of non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying of the sample. Swab collections are NOT recommended.
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette or sterile container
Temperature:Room temperature, Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
Do not freeze

Rejection:Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Wrong type of specimen
Normal:No fungus isolated after 4 weeks
Uses:Aids in the diagnosis of fungal infection
Limitations:Antifungal therapy may inhibit growth. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out infection. For skin, hair or nail use computer code FSHN (Fungus culture skin,hair, nail).

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