FUNID - Specimen: Culture Referred for Identification, Fungus

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FUNID    
Culture Referred for Identification, Fungus

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged. All fungal organisms submitted will be identified and billed as appropriate.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Shipping Instructions

See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information.

Necessary Information

1. Specimen source is required.

2. Isolate description is required: Gram stain reaction, morphology, tests performed.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Supplies: Large infectious container (T146)

Specimen Type: Organism in pure culture


Preferred: Sabouraud dextrose agar slant

Acceptable: Inhibitory mold agar slant

Specimen Volume: Isolated mold or yeast

Collection Instructions:

1. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing. Do not submit mixed cultures.

2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance, if appropriate.


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected








Agar plate

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)