Antifungal Suscep 9 Drugs

Test ID: 

705696

CPT code:

87186

Synonyms:

Antifungal Susceptibility Testing
Fungal Susceptibility Testing

Clinical Use:

Routine antifungal susceptibility testing is not recommended. Testing may be warranted under certain circumstances such as:

• aid in patient management of refractory oropharyngeal infections due to Candida spp in patients who appear to be experiencing therapeutic failure of the standard antifungal agents at standard doses;

• aid in management of invasive infections due to Candida spp when the utility of the azole antifungal agents (ie, fluconazole, itraconazole) is uncertain (ie, non-Candida albicans isolate);

• establish antibiograms for a specific institution.

Specimen Type:

Pure culture yeast isolate

Requested Volume: 

Pure culture yeast isolate

Container Type: 

Mycology or bacterial culture medium (slant or plate) packaged as an etiologic agent (ie, Sabouraud dextrose, SABHI, BHI, chocolate, etc)

Storage Instructions:

Room Temperature

Rejection Criteria

Isolate nonviable; nonyeast isolate (eg, bacteria or mold); unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label

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