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Test ID: FGEN    
Fungal Culture, Routine

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

Diagnosing fungal infections from specimens other than blood, skin, hair, nail, and vagina (separate tests are available for these specimen sites)

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

Conventional agar culture technique with identification by macroscopy 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, Routine

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

Aspergillus Culture
Blastomyces Culture
Candida Culture
Coccidioides Culture
Cryptococcus Culture
Culture, Yeast
Fungus Culture
Histoplasma Culture
Mycology, Culture
Yeast Culture