523 Candida Species

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
GYN Fluid 24 Hours, Ambient
48 Hours Refrigerated
Not Detected

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: GYN Fluid
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient

Method

PCR

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

48-72 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Endocervical (female) or urethral (male) sample using BD ESwab (YourSwab).

Clinical Utility

To detect the presence of candida (causative agent of candidiasis or other yeast). Candidiasis is a common yeast infection that is due primarily to the overgrowth of Candida albicans and other species of Candida, which are part of the normal flora.

CPT Codes

87480

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