For the direct detection and identification of fungi in tissue.
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing
Sun, Mon, Wed
Transfer fresh tissue to a sterile container and freeze immediately. (Min: 25 mg) Also acceptable: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue. (Min: 3 10-micron thick sections).
Fresh Tissue: Frozen. FFPE: Room temperature.
Finger nails, toe nails, or bone. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue on slides.
Fresh Tissue: Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 5 days
FFPE: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable
This assay detects and identifies human fungal pathogens by Sanger sequencing. This assay cannot differentiate invasive fungal infection from environmental fungal DNA. Clinical correlation of sequencing result is recommended.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3000497||PanFungal Identification by Sequencing|