CULTURE BRONCHIAL FUNGUS (BRF)
: BRF, Fungal culture, BAL fungal culture
: Fungal culture
: Negative for yeast and mold
: Sterile container
: Bronchial lavage, brush, wash
: > 10 mL
: 10 mL
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Non sterile or leaking container. Excessive delay in transport.
: 4 weeks for negative culture. Varies for positive culture.
: Specify source. 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 a reference laboratory.
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