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Fungus Smear  

SIM

40630 

CPT

87206 

Synonyms

Fungal Smear, Candida Smear, Calcofluor white,KOH

Specimen Type

Miscellaneous Specimens  

Container

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

0.5 mL

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

None

Transport Requirements

Room Temperature

Specimen Stability

>24hrs Refrigerate 

Rejection Criteria

Improperly labeled /identified specimen. Inappropriate specimens: blood, bone marrow ,catheter tips

Reference Range

No yeast or hyphae seen

Critical Value

Yeast or hyphae seen 

Test Includes

Fluorescent examination for fungal elements 

Methodology

Direct Fluorescent Smear 

Testing Frequency

Daily  

 

ReviewedBy

Frankie Rice 

ReviewedDate

1/31/2018

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