CULTURE ABSCESS FUNGUS (ABF)
: ABF, Abscess culture fungus
: Fungal culture
: Negative for yeast and mold
: Sterile container
: Abscess: aspirate or purulent material. Specify source. Swabs are unacceptable.
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Leaking or nonsterile container, 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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