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Fungal Identification for Referral to CDC

Pre-Approval Required


Supplemental Information or Form

Form LAB 448 (7/04) MDL 60) completely filled out, front and back

Performed on Specimens from

Sputum, tissue or body fluid

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure culture on tubed solid media

Minimum Volume Required


Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping

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

Transport Medium


Specimen Labeling

Patient’s name and accession number

Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship cultures as infectious substances.

Test Methodology

Phenotypic and DNA sequencing

Turnaround Time

4 weeks

Interferences & Limitations

Results can be delayed due to contamination or unobtainable due to non-viability of the culture.

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