Ordering Recommendation

Identify fungi from culture.

Mnemonic
MC YSTSEQ
Methodology

Sequencing

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

3-8 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

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 Infectious Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.

Unacceptable Conditions

Isolates from environmental sources. Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms. Agar plate.

Remarks

Specimen source preferred.

Stability

Ambient: 4 weeks; Refrigerated: 4 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87153

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060756 Fungal Identification by ITS rDNA Seq 42804-5
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Aliases
  • Fungi sequencing identification
  • mold
  • mould
  • yeast
Fungal Identification by ITS rDNA Sequencing