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Culture, Yeast, Other

Culture, Yeast, Other (HCYSTCOT, HCYSTCOS) Microbiology Lab Test

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

Test Component:

Yeast culture; smear if requested.

Methodology: Culture, Microscopy

Clinical Information:

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

Collection Instructions:

Acceptable specimens include throat, oral cavity, buccal mucosa, catheter tips, esophogeal brushes, and urine.  

Send esophageal brushes in 1mL of sterile saline.

Stability Ambient:

2 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

24 hours

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

Interpretation:

No Yeast Isolated

Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Test Limitations:

Wet preps have low sensitivity (50%) for yeast.