Gold standard test to diagnose fungi as agent of infection in blood.
Continuous Monitoring Blood Culture/Identification
Negative at 43 days
Positives as soon as detected
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)
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility testing is performed on positive cultures at an additional charge.
87103; CPT codes vary based on method.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060070||Culture, Blood for Fungus||601-5|
- Culture, Blood for Fungus
- Fungi blood culture