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Test Code RFUNC Respiratory Fungal Culture

Collection Container

Sterile Sealed Container

Specimen Required

Sputum, bronchial washings, esophogeal washings, lung aspirate

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

E swabs are not acceptable for specimen collection.

Reference Ranges

No growth after 28 days.

LOINC Code

580-1

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability

24 hours refrigerated

Turnaround Time

30 days

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week 

Additional Information

Fungal smear included