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Aerobic Culture & Sensitivities with Fungal Culture

Test Code:


Sample Requirements:

  • Swab in aerobic transport media;
  • Urine in a tightly sealed sterile plastic jar;
  • Tissue in a sterile container with a few drops of sterile saline;
  • Fluid in a sterile container;
  • Skin scrapings, hair follicles, or nails with nail bed scrapings in
    a sealed fungal envelope or sterile container

Turn Around Time:

Aerobic Culture: 2 business days for negative results,
longer depending on growth

Fungal Culture: 14 business days for negative results,
longer depending on growth (up to 21 days)

Collection Protocol:

Samples for invasive systemic fungi should also be submitted for Histopathology or Cytology

Related Tests:

Aerobic & Anaerobic Cultures
Aerobic Culture & Sensitivities
Anaerobic Culture (Organism ID only)
Fungal Culture
Fungal Culture for Dermatophytes

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