Test Directory

945 Fungus Culture (Hair, Skin, Nails)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Fluid/Tissue
24 Hours, Ambient
Up to 48 Hours Refrigerated
Normal flora, No growth

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid/Tissue
Container: Sterile Container
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Culture

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

4-5 weeks

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

To detect a fungal infection, to determine which specific fungi are present, and to isolate and grow the fungus for subsequent antibiotic susceptibility testing.

CPT Codes

87101, 87220

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