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22352 Culture, Organism ID, Fungus

Culture, Organism ID, Fungus
Test Code: IDENF
Synonyms/Keywords
Organism ID, Fungus​
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Pure culture of organism - filamentous fungus or yeast​
Agar slant
(Sab Dex, BHI or Mycobiotic)​
Agar plates -
primary plates/slants
(TAPED)​
One slant or plate​
Collection Processing Instructions
All culture slants, and/or tubes submitted must be placed in a proper mailing container (including courier shipments) and labeled as an etiologic agent. 
Primary isolation slants are acceptable if the submitting laboratory does not have the facilities for handling pathogenic fungi. 
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Agar plate or slant Room Temperature​
Rejection Criteria
Isolates submitted on swabs
​Uncapped agar slant tubes
​Agar plates
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Monday through Friday​
Analytical time is variable and dependent upon identification method.

Identifications performed via 18S sequencing, and conventional methods.

Test Information

​Do not send mixed cultures.

Multiple organisms will be identified and separately charged. 

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield Interpretive report​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
87101​ Organism identification​
​87153 Identification by nucleic acid sequencing method, organism ID, as needed
Synonyms/Keywords
Organism ID, Fungus​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​None
​Cerner None​
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Pure culture of organism - filamentous fungus or yeast​
Agar slant
(Sab Dex, BHI or Mycobiotic)​
Agar plates -
primary plates/slants
(TAPED)​
One slant or plate​
Collection Processing
All culture slants, and/or tubes submitted must be placed in a proper mailing container (including courier shipments) and labeled as an etiologic agent. 
Primary isolation slants are acceptable if the submitting laboratory does not have the facilities for handling pathogenic fungi. 
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Agar plate or slant Room Temperature​
Rejection Criteria
Isolates submitted on swabs
​Uncapped agar slant tubes
​Agar plates
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield Interpretive report​
For more information visit:
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Monday through Friday​
Analytical time is variable and dependent upon identification method.

Identifications performed via 18S sequencing, and conventional methods.

For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
87101​ Organism identification​
​87153 Identification by nucleic acid sequencing method, organism ID, as needed
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.