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Blood Culture, Fungal
0060070
Ordering Recommendation

Gold standard test to diagnose fungi as agent of infection in blood.

Mnemonic
MC BFUNG
Methodology
Continuous Monitoring Blood Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 43 days
Positive cultures are reported as soon as detected
Final: Negative within 43 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Aseptic draw. 
Collect
Whole blood in yellow (SPS) (ARUP supply #24964) or in Bactec® Myco/F Lytic bottle (ARUP supply # 31916).
OR bone marrow in yellow (SPS) (ARUP supply # 24964).
Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Specimen Preparation
Whole Blood: Transport 7 mL in tube or 5 mL bottle. (Min: 1 mL)
OR Bone Marrow: Transport 7 mL in tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room Temperature 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
No growth
Interpretive Data


Note
Identification and susceptibility testing is performed on positive cultures at an additional charge.
CPT Code(s)
87103.  CPT codes vary based on method.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060070Culture, Blood for Fungus601-5
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Aliases
  • Culture, Blood for Fungus
  • Fungi blood culture