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Fungal Stain, KOH with Calcofluor White
2004589
Ordering Recommendation

Identify fungus using fungal smear (eg, yeast, aseptate hyphae, septate hyphae).

Mnemonic
CWP-KOH
Methodology
Microscopy
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Corneal or skin scrapings, hair, nail clippings, respiratory specimens, or unground tissue. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport specimen in a sterile container. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Swabs, blood, or bone marrow. Specimens submitted in gauze. 
Remarks
Specimen source preferred. 
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Negative for fungal elements.
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
87206
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2004590Calcofluor White Source31208-2
2004592Calcofluor White Stain Result658-5
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Aliases
  • Calcofluor Stain
  • KOH Prep