CULTURE TRACHEAL FUNGUS (TF)
: TF, Fungal culture, Tracheal culture fungus
: Fungal culture
: Negative for yeast and mold
: Sterile sputum / trap container
: 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 a separate charge for organism identification and susceptibility when appropriate. Susceptibility testing for molds or yeast is not done routinely; when requested, susceptibility tests are sent to a reference laboratory.
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