Name: Culture, Yeast, Other
Test Name: Culture, Yeast, Other
Health Link Test Code: HCYSTCOT, HCYSTCOS
LIS Test Code: YSTCOT, YSTCOS
CPT Code(s): 87102, 87206
Yeast culture; smear if requested.
Methodology: Culture, Microscopy
Aids in the diagnosis of candidiasis.
Days Performed: Daily.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: Smear/Stain: Calcofluor white stain 8 hours. Culture: Preliminary report 1 day; Final report 2 days.
Specimen: See collection instructions.
Collection Container: CultureSwab®
Also Acceptable: Sterile screw cap container
Acceptable specimens include throat, oral cavity, buccal mucosa, catheter tips, esophogeal brushes, and urine.
Send esophageal brushes in 1mL of sterile saline.
Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.
No Yeast Isolated
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Wet preps have low sensitivity (50%) for yeast.