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Test Order Fungal Identification: Mold MALDI-TOF MS

Pre-Approval Required


Supplemental Information or Form

Form LAB 448 (7/04) MDL 60) is required for submission of samples

Performed on Specimens From

California county public health laboratories

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure culture on solid media in tube with tightened screw cap, taped, 3-7 days of growth preferred

Minimum Volume Required


Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping

Incubated at 25°-30°C



Sample/Specimen Labeling

Patient name and accession number

Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship cultures as infectious substances

Test Methodology

Identification of mold species by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

Turnaround Time

3-7 days

Interferences & Limitations

Culture non-viable or contamination

Additional Information


MDL Points of Contact

Mycobacterial and Mycotic Diseases Section
(510) 412-3926 or (510) 412-3924
Email: or
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