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Epic Code LAB242 Fungal Culture, Blood

Important Note

Obtain container from Laboratory.

When ordering multiple blood culture tests, in any system, please place the collect times at 1 minute apart.

Test Name Alias

Culture Fungus Blood | 8850 | Fungal Blood Culture

Interface Order Alias

50023

Clinical Information

Extended incubation after 28 days by special request (i.e. Histoplasmosis)

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Read Instructions Carefully

BACTEC MycoF Vial

Preferred

Sodium Heparin

Acceptable

Lithium Heparin

Acceptable

Collection Instructions

Multiple specimen collection types. Submit only one:

Preferred Specimen Collection: Whole blood 

Container(s): BACTEC MycoF Vial (preferred

Preferred Volume to Collect: 5 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 3 mL

Neonate Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL per year of life

Collection Instructions:

  • Patient's full name, date and time of collection are required.
  • For detailed collection instructions: Policytech reference #9953
  • Disinfect venipuncture site and allow to air dry.
  • Label bottles with patient’s full name, date and time of collection, draw site, and volume in the patient’s presence.
  • Transport the bottles to the laboratory as soon as possible.

 

Acceptable Specimen Collection: Bone marrow

Container(s): Green top (Sodium Heparin) or Green top (Lithium Heparin)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 3 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

  • Patient's full name, date and time of collection are required.
  • Collect bone marrow and transfer marrow from syringe to plain green top sodium heparin tube. 
  • Label bottles with patient’s full name, date and time of collection, draw site, and volume in the patient’s presence.
  • Transport the bottles to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 8 hours

Test Frequency

Available daily, TAT 28 days.

Reference Range

No fungus isolated

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Automated

CPT

87103

CDM Code

4048850

Epic Test ID

1230100551

Beaker LOINC

FUNGAL CULTURE, BLOOD: N/A
WET MOUNT: N/A

Mayo Access Code

SHO8850

Additional Information

PolicyTech Procedure Reference #9953

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: FUNGAL BLOOD CULTURE
Beaker Display Name: Fungal Blood Culture
BEAKER TEST NAME: FUNGAL BLOOD CULTURE
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Fungal Blood Culture

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: BD MYCO F (Preferred)-Ambient