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Test Code RFUNC Respiratory Fungal Culture

Additional Information

Fungal smear included

Collection Container

Sterile sealed container

Specimen Required

Sputum, bronchial washings, esophogeal washings, lung aspirate

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

1 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

3-5 days depending on specimen type

Reasons for Rejection

E-swabs are not acceptable for specimen collection.

Turnaround Time

30 days

Reference Ranges

No growth after 28 days

LOINC Code

580-1

EMR Interface Order Code

51676

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week