Yeast Susceptibility MIC - Caspofungin [17318X]

Test Code
17318


CPT Codes
87186

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


Instructions
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


Methodology
Broth Dilution • Microbroth Dilution • Microtiter

FDA Status
This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily; Report available: 5-7 days (varies depending on ID of isolate)


Reference Range
Interpretive report


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



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