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Test Code FNGSMR Fungal Smear, LAB2210

Methodology

Stain for detection of yeast and hyphae in clinical specimens.  (Replaces KOH)

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Acceptable Specimens:

Any clinical material; most common are esophageal brushings, skin scrapings, etc.

 

Brushings

1.Collect brushings and place in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Scrapings

1. Collect skin scrapings etc. and place in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No fungal elements seen.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87205

Analytic Time

Within 60 minutes of receipt.