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Lab Test Dictionary

Yeast Screen


Yeast Culture or Culture for Candida

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

RCHSD Microbiology

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

upon receipt

Standard TAT

7 days

Stat TAT


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Cervix, Vagina, Urine, Throat, Rectum, or Stool

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

For cervix, vagina, throat, rectal / stool -- collect with culturette swabs and submit to lab within 24 hours. For urine -- submit in sterile cup and deliver to lab within 2 hours (urine may be refrigerated up to 14 hours).

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Culturette swabs - up to 24 hours. Urine may be refrigerated up to 14 hours.

Rejection Criteria

Delay in transport or dry swabs.

Processing Instructions

Refer to microbiology processing manual.