CULTURE CSF FUNGUS (SFF)
: SFF, Spinal fluid culture fungus, Fungal culture
: Negative for yeast and mold
: Sterile plastic LP
: 1-5 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.
: There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate. Susceptibility testing for molds or yeast is not done routinely; when requested, susceptiblity tests are sent to a reference laboratory.
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