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Epic Code LAB2111059 Discontinued: Fungal Respiratory Culture with Fungal Stain

Important Note

This test will be discontinued on 3/17/2024. Replacement test: Fungal Culture [LAB240] OEE


If trying to rule-out Malassezia furur, please indicate ,"rule-out M. furfur" in the order comments as unique isolation techniques need to be taken to isolate this organism.


If ruling out dimorphic fungi such as Sporothrix spp., Histoplasma spp., Blastomyces, etc. indicate suspected isolate in the ordering comments for cultures to be held for an extended incubation.

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Culture Fungus Respiratory w/ Fungal Stain | Fungal Culture Respiratory | 173 | Fungal Respiratory Culture

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Clinical Information

This test includes a fungal stain.

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Sterile Container with Screw-on Lid

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: sputum, bronc lavage or brush
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Collection Instructions: Morning collection is preferred. Collect four or five deep coughs in a sterile specimen container. Place cap on the container. Label with orders (include source: sputum). Deliver to lab immediately.

Transport Temperature: Ambient (Inpatients) Refrigerated (Outpatients)

Specimen Stability


Ambient: Send to laboratory as soon as possible

Refrigerate: 24 hours

Laboratory Retention: 4 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, TAT 28 days.

Reference Range

Fungus not isolated.

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Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Reference Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI





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