Ordering Recommendation

Use to culture Candida auris from a skin specimen. If C. auris is suspected in a specimen other than skin, refer to Fungal Culture (0060149).

Molecular diagnostics are recommended to screen for C. auris colonization of the skin; refer to Candida auris by PCR (3006370).

Culture-based tests are recommended to obtain an isolate for public health and/or susceptibility testing when indicated.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Swab of patient's skin using an Eswab collection and transport system.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer Eswab to a transport tube containing 1 mL liquid Amies medium. Place specimen in an individually sealed bag.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen types other than skin swabs.
Environmental swabs.


Specimen source required. Please provide Candida auris PCR results if available.


Ambient: 1 week
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: Unacceptable


Culture/Methods may include biochemical, mass spectrometry, or sequencing.




2-5 days

Reference Interval

Culture negative for Candida auris.

Interpretive Data

Compliance Category



Identification at an additional charge will be performed on any yeast recovered in culture suspected as Candida auris.

Hotline History


CPT Codes

Culture: 87102, Identification: Varies based on method.


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3016815 Candida auris Surveillance Culture
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  • Candida auris culture
  • Candida auris screening
Candida auris Surveillance Culture