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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87206

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2004590 Calcofluor White Source 31208-2
2004592 Calcofluor White Stain Result 658-5
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Aliases
  • Calcofluor Stain
  • KOH Prep
Fungal Stain, KOH with Calcofluor White