Name: Fungal Smear
Test Name: Fungal Smear
Health Link Test Code: HCFSMEAR
LIS Test Code: FSMEAR
CPT Code(s): 87206
Days Performed: Daily, 0700 - 2230.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: Smear/Stain: Calcofluor white stain 8 hours. Hair, skin and nails 1 day.
Standard aseptic collection procedures should be followed.
Specimen: Skin scrapings from periphery of lesion, nails, hair, sputum, tissue, urine, esophageal brush or body fluids
Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container
Rinse mouth thoroughly before collecting sputum. Clean skin with 70% alcohol for skin scrapings. Submit sputum, tissue, or 2.0 mL of body fluids in sterile, screw top container. Urine is appropriate only when disseminated mould (not Candida) infection is suspected. Skin scrapings from periphery of lesion, nails or hair should be submitted in a sterile screw top container or between 2 glass slides.
Hair/skin/nails: 3 days
Other: 2 hours
Hair/skin/nails: Not acceptable
Other: 7 days
Transport specimen to the laboratory.
No Fungi found in direct microscopic examination.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Critical Calls: yes