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37960: Culture, Fungus, Miscellaneous Source Print View
Specimen Source:      
Status:      
Fungus Culture, Misc. CULTURE     

PRIMARY
1 CSF 3 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
2 Fluid 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
3 Fresh (unfixed) tissue 3 (1) g   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
4 Urine 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
5 Lower respiratory tract 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Swab wound   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Stuart's Collection Tube   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Swab Amies gel(bluecap)   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Stool   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Ocular specimen   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Lesion material   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Exudates   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Wounds (swab)   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Aspirate   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Amies liquid t. medium   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  ESwab Amies   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  

Fungi can infect the cerebral spinal fluid, other body fluids, and tissues. These infections occur more commonly among patients who are immunocompromised. Early diagnosis and effective treatment can reduce the likelihood of severe sequalae.

Specimen requirement: Primary specimen from any source in sterile,
leak-proof container. Tissues or brushes in transport medium or
in a small amount of sterile saline are acceptable. If KOH is
requested second swab must be submitted. Skin/hair/nails, refer
to 4605(X) or 39515(X).
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
30-40 days

CPT Code
87102

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Preferred Specimens:
Body fluids, CSF, and eye fluid (vitreous) specimens in a sterile, leak proof container. Ear, oral, throat, nose, nasopharyngeal, wound or genital specimen collected by swab and transported in a liquid or gel transport medium. Ocular specimens collected in a sterile, leak-proof container, or transport swabs in liquid or gel transport medium. Sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, brushing, washing or aspirate collected in any sterile, leak-proof container. Tissue or biopsy specimens submitted in a sterile, leak proof container. First morning, clean catch midstream urine Catheter collected, surgically collected urine, or after prostatic massage.
Other Acceptable Specimens:
Any body fluid or specimens collected by swabs, occular scrapings placed directly onto media and a clean microscope slide; any any respiratory sample, any tissue sample.
Transport Container:
Sterile Container - add a small amount of saline to biopsy and soft tissue specimens. Transport swabs in liquid or gel transport medium. Corneal specimens may be directly inoculated onto media, sealed tightly and submitted at room temperature.
Minimum Volume: Any amount of specimen
Reject Criteria: Whole blood; Skin; Hair; Nails; Stool received frozen; Specimens in formalin; Serum
Transport Temperature: Raw specimens - Refrigerated (cold packs); Swab specimens in transport medium - Room temperature If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge for each organism (CPT code(s): 87106 or 87107. In the event of an initial identification of Coccidiodes, Histoplasma, or Blastomyces, the following additional identification methods will be performed at an additional charge: Coccidioides DNA Probe (CPT code: 87149); Histoplasma DNA Probe (CPT code: 87149); Blastomyces DNA Probe (CPT code: 87149). If an additional identification method is required, ITS nucleic acid sequencing m






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