CULTURE BODY FLUID FUNGUS (BFF)
: BFF, Fungal culture, Body fluid fungal culture
: Fungal culture
: Negative for yeast and mold
: Sterile container
: Body fluid, specify source
: 10 mL
: 5 mL
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Non sterile or leaking container. Specimens submitted in anticoagulant other than SPS. Excessive delay in transport.
: 4 weeks for negative culture. Varies for positive culture.
: There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate. Susceptibility testing for molds or yeast are not done routinely; when requested, susceptibility tests are sent to reference laboratory.
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