Culture Referred for Identification, Fungus
Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
Organisms are referred to confirm an identification or when an identity is unknown. This may provide helpful information regarding the significance of the organism, its role in the disease process, and its possible origin.
Identification of pure isolates of filamentous fungi and yeast
Genus and species are reported on fungal isolates whenever possible.
Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances
If the organism is received in mixed culture or contaminated, the report may be delayed or identification may not be possible.
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Clinical References Provides recommendations for further in-depth reading of a clinical nature
Shea YR: Algorithms for detection and identification of fungi. In Manual of Clinical Microbiology. Ninth edition. Edited by PR Murray, EJ Baron. Washington DC. ASM Press, 2007, pp 1745-1761