Fungus Fluid

Fungus Culture (Fluid)   

Test Name:  

Fungus Culture (Fluid)

Alternate Name (s):  

 

Laboratory Module:  

Microbiology

Ordering Mnemonic:  

FUNGUS F

Once the specimen has been selected as fungus for a fluid sample, using the source dictionary a more definite source of the fluid may be entered. For instance:

THOF- Thoracentesis (Respiratory Fluid)

PLEF- Pleural Fluid (Respiratory Fluid)

Use the free text comment section  to define the exact location of where the specimen was obtained from for a more accurate processing of the specimen.

 

Specimen Type:   

Any fluid may be submitted for culture.

Collection Container:  

Sterile Container

Container

Collection Information:  

At least 1 mls should be collected for testing.

Test Schedule:  

Daily

Turnaround Time:  

Routine

Preliminary: 1 to5 weeks

Final: 1 to 5 weeks

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 1 to5 weeks

Final: 1 to 5 weeks

Reference Interval:  

 

Critical Values:  

As growth is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.

Lab Process Notes :  

 

Storage & Transport:  

Transport the fluid to the laboratory as soon as possible. Viability may decrease with prolonged storage. The specimen should then be refrigerated.

Test Referred to :   

Public Health Laboratories, Hamitlon

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