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Epic Code LAB1231033 Candida auris Screen Culture (Inpatient Only)

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Clinical Information

Candida auris is an emerging public health threat due to its resilience to decontamination and broad resistance to commonly used anti-fungal agents. This test may be used to screen high-risk patients for asymptomatic C. auris colonization and prompt appropriate isolation precautions. 

Ordering Instructions

Inpatient Collect Only

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Swab (axilla-groin swab Only)


Container(s): Swab Eswab


Collection Instructions:

  1. Open the peel pouch and remove the contents. Aseptically unscrew and remove the cap from the ESwab.
  2. Place the tube in a secure position so as not to allow the liquid to leak out of the tube.
  3. Remove the swab. Collect the patient’s sample using the swab.
  4. Insert the swab back into the tube of liquid, all the way to the bottom of the tube.
  5. Holding the swab shaft close to the rim of the tube, break the applicator shaft at the colored breakpoint indication line.
  6. Screw the cap on tightly to prevent leakage. Discard the broken handle of the shaft into an approved medical waste disposal container.
  7. Write the patient’s information (Name and Date of Birth) on the tube or apply a label with patient’s information. Indicate source.
  8. Send specimen to the Laboratory, specimen is unacceptable if received without fluid or swab in the transport tube.

Inpatient Collect Only

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 48 hours

Refrigerate: 48 hours

Laboratory Retention: 2 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual turn-around time 2-3 days

Reference Range

No Candida auris isolated

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Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Reference Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI


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