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Test ID: FBL    
Fungal Culture, Blood

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis and treatment of the etiologic agents of fungemia


Select patient population that presents with signs and symptoms of sepsis, especially fever of unknown origin

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Conventional broth culture technique with identification by macroscopic and microscopic morphology, nucleic acid hybridization probes, D2 rDNA gene sequencing, real-time polymerase chain reaction (rtPCR), or MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Dimorphic pathogen identification is confirmed using molecular methods (ie, nucleic acid hybridization probes, D2 rDNA gene sequencing, rtPCR or MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry).

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Fungal Culture, Blood

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Culture, Fungus
Culture, Yeast
Fungus Culture
Mycology Culture
Yeast Culture