Ordering Recommendation

For the direct detection and identification of fungi in tissue.

Mnemonic
PANFUNGSEQ
Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing

Performed

Sun, Mon, Wed

Reported

3-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Tissue.

Specimen Preparation

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).

Storage/Transport Temperature

 Fresh Tissue: Frozen. FFPE: Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Finger nails, toe nails, or bone. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue on slides.

Remarks
Stability

Fresh Tissue: Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 5 days
FFPE:
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

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.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87999

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000497 PanFungal Identification by Sequencing
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Aliases
PanFungal Identification by Sequencing