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Culture- Fungal, Genital or Throat for Candida

Components

Name Method Department Units
Fungal Culture, Gen/Thr Standard fungal culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Oral or genital scrapings

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Dual culture swab system

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

FGTC is a screen for Candida (thrush) and other rapidly growing yeasts from genital or throat specimens only.

CPT Code

  • 87102