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Test Order Fungal Identification: 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 solid media in tube with tightened screw cap, taped

Minimum Volume Required


Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping

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



Sample/Specimen Labeling

Patient name and accession number

Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship cultures as infectious substances

Test Methodology

Phenotypic and DNA sequencing

Turnaround Time

Four 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

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

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