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  • Culture, Fungus, Pathogen (Includes culture for Nocardia spp.)

Published on April 06, 2015

Culture, Fungus, Pathogen (Includes culture for Nocardia spp.)

Non-Blood Sources ONLY

For Dimorphic Fungi (Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Histoplasma) or Aspergillus

EPIC Order
CPT Code(s) 87102
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology: 984-974-1830
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Varies; see Important Comments
Fungal Exam, Direct Yes
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Fungal exam read M-F, dayshift
Turnaround Time 3 weeks
Reference Range

Deliver within 2 hours of collection.

Candida and Cryptococcus sp. will be detected in specimens of Body Fluids, Blood, Bone Marrow Aspirates & Biopsies, Respiratory Specimens, and Urines sent for routine Bacteriology culture. This test (9787) is intended ONLY for cases of suspected pathogenic fungi, such as dimorphic fungi, Aspergillus, dematiceous fungi, and zygomycetes.

For blood cultures for fungal pathogens, see Blood Culture Mould.

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514