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Fungal Identification for Coccidioides or Histoplasma Species

Pre-Approval Required


Supplemental Information or Form

Form 448 (7/04) (MDL 60)

Performed on Cultures from

California county public health laboratories

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure culture on solid media in tube with tightened screw cap, taped

Minimum Volume Required


Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping

Incubated at 25°-30°C (or refrigerated)

Transport Medium


Specimen Labeling

Patient’s name, accession number

Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship cultures as infectious substances.

Test Methodology

Gen-Probe AccuProbe

Turnaround Time

1 week

Interferences & Limitations

Growth of Coccidioides or Histoplasma inhibited by contaminants; culture nonviable

Additional Information


MDL Points of Contact

Immunodiagnostic, Mycotic & Parasitic Diseases Section (510) 412-3924 or (510) 412-3738. Email: heike.quinn@cdph.ca.gov

Last modified on: 1/8/2015 8:31 AM