Culture: Fungal (Skin, Hair or Nails)
Identification performed on positive mould isolates. Limited yeast identification performed from nonsterile sites. Identification of moulds and/or yeasts on positives is billed separately from culture
UFHPL Epic order code: LAB2008
Indicate the source of the specimen.
- Tissue: 2 mL
- Body Fluid: 50 mL
- Aspirates: 2 - 5 mL
Storage/Transport Temperature: Material must be stored in a sterile container at 2° - 8° C for body fluids or clippings. Use bacterial swab transport tubes for all other materials. Include an additional swab for gram stains. Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.
Unacceptable Conditions: Frozen samples; skin that is fixed in formalin, alcohol or saline; specimens greater than 72 hours old.
- Ambient: 72 hours
- Refrigerated: 72 hours
- Frozen: Unacceptable
Indicate all suspected fungal organisms. Media is available for direct inoculation.
2 - 7 days
Negative for fungus
Monday - Friday