Yeast Susceptibility MIC - Caspofungin [17318X]

Test Code
17318

CPT Codes
87186

Preferred Specimen
Pure yeast culture (Candida or Cryptococcus spp. only) on agar slant, safely contained

Instructions
Safely contained organism must be viable, and please provide identity of the organism to the species.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

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 Nichols Institute. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily evening; 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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