Yeast Susceptibility MIC - Fluconazole

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
Pure yeast isolate collected on an agar plate in a double-walled container

Other Acceptable Specimens
Pure yeast isolate collected on an agar slant in a double-walled container

Pure growth of isolated mature colonies of rapidly growing, non-fastidious yeast including Candida spp. and Cryptococcus species, and miscellaneous other rapid growing yeast. Identification of the isolate is required.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Determined by viability
Refrigerated: Determined by viability
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Non-viable isolates • Yeast mixed with filamentous fungi • Mixed yeast or yeast mixed with bacteria • Mold or filamentous fungi with no yeast • Raw samples • Mold or filamentous bacteria

Broth Dilution

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily; Report available: 5 days (varies with identity of organism)

Reference Range
Interpretive report

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Dr
Chantilly, VA 20153

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