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8627: Fungal Stain Print View
Source:   < 30 days: <= 2.29
< 12 months: 0.5 - 1.6
< 8 years: 0.6 - 1.5
< 18 years: 0.2 - 1.1
>= 18 years: 0.07 - 0.88 
 
Fungal Stain STAIN     

PRIMARY
1 Fresh (unfixed) tissue 3 (1) g   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
2 Fluid 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
3 Sputum (Induced) 1 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
4 Smear/Slides 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
5 Lower respiratory tract 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
6 Bronchial Alveolar Lavage 1 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
7 Nails 1 (1) g   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  
8 Hair 1 (1) g   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
9 Urine 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
10 Skin 1 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  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)  
  Ocular specimen   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Lesion material   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Exudates   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  ESwab Amies   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Amies liquid t. medium   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Aspirate   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Swab wound   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  

Skin, hair, nails, fluid, bronchial lavage, or sputum in sterile
leak proof container. Other sources in Amies gel or liquid
transport system. Air-dried smear in a slide holder transport.

Preferred Specimen: Raw specimen, skin, hair, nails, fluid, bronchial
lavage or sputum, any clinical source other than stool.
Air dried smears prepared from any clinical specimen other
than stool.

Other Acceptable Specimens: Specimen submitted on a rayon, dacron,
calcium alginate or flocked nylon culture swab in bacterial
transport medium.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day


Notes
Transport Temperature:
Fluid, BAL, Sputum: Refrigerated Skin, hair or nails, Slides, Gel or Liquid swabs from most sources:
Room Temperature
Methodology: Microscopic Examination, Calcofluor White Stain, Potassium Hydroxide (KOH)
Reject Criteria:
* Broken slides or smears too thick to read * Smears fixed with Cytology fixative * Slides previously stained by cytology and cover slipped * Expired transport devices * Specimens not meeting stability requirements listed above * Excessively bloody samples * DNA probe transport device * Viral transport medium * Stool specimens






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