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Lab Test Dictionary

Fungal Identification, Molds (39489)



Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-4 Weeks

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Pure isolate on an agar slant in a double walled container

Container Type

Agar Slant

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 7 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Processing Instructions

Indicate original specimen ID and source of specimen in comments and on specimen. Stability of isolates will be determined by the lab. Organism must be viable.

Included Tests

In the event of an initial identification of Coccidioides, Histoplasma, or Blastomyces, the following additional identification methods will be performed: Coccidioides DNA Probe; Histpolasma DNA Probe; Blastomyces DNA Probe. If an additional identification method is required, ITS nucleic acid sequencing may be added. Susceptibilities will be added upon request.

CPT Codes

87107; 87149; 87149; 87149; 87153