Ordering Recommendation

Adjunct test for the diagnosis of invasive mucormycosis caused by the most common Mucorales genera. Does not replace culture and histopathology.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Serum Separator Tube (SST), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial wash, sputum, body fluid, Fresh tissue or paraffin-embedded tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 2 mL serum, body fluid, or respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 1.2 mL).
Fresh Tissue: Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately.
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Transport in a Tissue Transport Kit (ARUP supply #47808), available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800)522-2787.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Body Fluid, Respiratory, or Fresh Tissue: Frozen.
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue
: Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.


Specimen source required.


Body Fluid and Respiratory: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 2 weeks
Fresh Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable


Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction


Mon, Thu, Sat


2-5 days

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


This test targets most common genera associated with Mucorales infections (Cokeromyces, Syncephalastrum, Rhizmucor, Lichtheimia, Apophysomyces, Cunninghamella, Mucor, Rhizopus, and Saksenaea).

Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000353 Mucorales Source
3000354 Mucorales by PCR 92253-4
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  • Mucor
  • Mucormycosis
  • Zygomycetes
  • Zygomycosis
Mucorales by PCR