- Patient Preparation
- Actively growing mold or yeast in pure culture.
- Specimen Preparation
- Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Room temperature. If culture is suspected of being a microorganism identified on the IATA list as an infectious substance affecting humans, submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms. Isolates from environmental sources. Agar plate.
- Specimen source preferred.
- Ambient: 4 weeks; Refrigerated: 4 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable
Differentiation between Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis is performed based on a specimen source and when susceptibility testing is requested.
Organisms submitted for identification are kept for 7 days; if organism fails to grow, the client will be contacted. All original submissions are held until identification is completed or the test is cancelled.
Identification required Test
Histoplasma capsulatum: Histoplasma capsulatum Identification by DNA Probe (ARUP test code 0062226)
Coccidioides immitis: Coccidioides immitis Identification by DNA Probe (ARUP test code 0062225)
Blastomyces dermatitidis: Blastomyces dermatitidis Identification by DNA Probe (ARUP test code 0062224)
ITS rDNA sequencing only: Fungal Identification by ITS rDNA Sequencing (ARUP test code 0060756)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060163||Fungal (Mold/Yeast) Identification||15378-3|
- Blastomyces dermatitidis Identification
- Coccidioides immitis Identification
- Culture Referred for Identification, Fungus
- Fungal Identification
- Histoplasma capsulatum Identification
- Identification, Mould
- Organism Identification, Mold