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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 Lower respiratory tract 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
2 Urine 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 Skin 1 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  
6 Nails 1 (1) g   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  
7 Hair 1 (1) g   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
8 Fresh (unfixed) tissue 3 (1) g   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
9 Fluid 3 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
10 Bronchial Alveolar Lavage 1 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Lesion material   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Stuart's Collection Tube   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Ocular specimen   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Swab Amies gel(bluecap)   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Amies liquid t. medium   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  ESwab Amies   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Swab wound   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Aspirate   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
  Exudates   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

CPT Codes
87206,87220

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
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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