|Alternate:||Fungus Culture from Line|
|Includes:||Culture, susceptibility by special request only.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Preliminary report at 1 week. No growth cultures are finalized at 4 weeks, positives as identified.|
|Volume:||0.5 mL Infants, 1.4 mL older children|
|Rejection:||Specimen not in isolator tube|
|Normal:||No fungus isolated at 4 weeks.|
|Uses:||Identify microorganisms that may cause infection.|
|Limitations:||Anti-fungal therapy may inhibit growth. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out a fungal infection.|
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