Candidiasis Panel, Qualitative, PCR

Supply #U02 170551 90mL Sterile w/ Green Lid
Supply # C01 or C02 ThinPrep with broom, brush or spatula

Test Code: 97642

CPT Codes: 87481 (x5)

Pathogens detected: Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida krusei, Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis

Disclaimer: The Sexually Transmitted Disease Panels are not recommended for evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other medico-legal indications.

Preferred Specimen Collection:
  • Urine Specimen Collection
  • ThinPrep Pap Collection Vial
Collection Guide: 

Supply: U02 170551 90mL Sterile w/ Green Lid, or C01/C02 - Thinprep with broom, brush, or spatula

Preferred Specimen: Universal Collection Kit containing a swab, a transfer pipette for urine specimens and a transport tube.

Please read instructions thoroughly before collection. Clinical presentation must dictate collection technique.

Urine Specimen Collection

A “dirty urine” catch, which incorporates the contents of the urethra as well as the “wash-off” of the labia and vaginal introitis, is desired. The patient should not have urinated for at least one hour prior to sample collection. First morning specimen is preferred. Do not use any wipes to cleanse the external genital surfaces before collecting the specimen.

ThinPrep® Pap Solution Specimen Collection

Collect specimen as directed according to ThinPrep Specimen Collection instructions located on DLO’s Virtual Test Guide
When ordering test using EMR, input the test codes as listed on the facing page. When ordering through a manual Cytology requisition, write the desired test code in the “Comments” space located at the bottom.
Prepare specimen for transport according to ThinPrep Specimen Collection instructions.

Rejection Criteria: Specimens recieved past stability, specimens received in transport media other than those listed as acceptable

Setup Time: 1st Shift, Monday - Saturday

Report available: 24 hours from time of receipt in laboratory (excludes specimens received on Sunday)

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.