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CULTURE URETHRAL FUNGUS (UTF)

Department: Microbiology
Test Synonym(s): UTF, Urethral culture fungus, Fungal culture Urethral
Test Components: Fungal culture
CPT Codes: 87102
Methodology: Culture
Reference Range: Negative for yeast and mold
Tube Type: Culturette - swab
Specimen: Urethral
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection: Excessive delay in transport.
Days Performed: Daily
TAT: 4 weeks for negative culture. Varies for positive culture.
Special Instructions: There will be a separate charge for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate. Susceptibility testing for molds or yeast is not done routinely; when requested, susceptibility tests are sent to reference laboratory.

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