Culture, Fungus, Other than Hair, Skin, Blood, with Fluorescent KOH (Amies Gel)Main Content
Test Code: 4553
Includes: Fungal smear and culture. If culture is positive identification will be performed at an additional charge.
Methodology: Microscopic Exam with Calcofluor White Stain (KOH) • Culture, Isolation and Identification
Clinical Significance: The clinical significance of an isolate varies with the identification, source, and clinical symptoms manifested.
Test FAQ: Culture, Fungus
Alternative Name(s): Sputum Fungus Culture,Fungus Culture
Additional Preferred Specimen:
Culture, Fungus, Other Than Hair, Skin, Blood, With Fluorescent Koh (Amies Liquid)
S02 - Amies Gel (blue cap)
U02 - 90 mL Sterile Cup Green Lid
Preferred Specimen(s): Raw Specimen, any source other than hair, skin, or blood (See Culture, Fungus, Blood)
Transport Container: Sterile Container; add a small amount of saline to biopsy and soft tissue specimens. Transport swabs in liquid or gel transport medium. Corneal specimens may be directly inoculated onto media, sealed tightly and submitted at room temperature
Refrigerated(cold packs): Raw Specimen
- Room Temperature: Swab specimen in transport medium
Room Temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
- Received Frozen
- Specimen in Formalin
For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.