Fungal Identification, Molds [39489X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

In the event of an initial identification of Coccidioides, Histoplasma, or Blastomyces, the following additional identification methods will be performed at an additional charge: Coccidioides DNA Probe (CPT code: 87149); Histpolasma DNA Probe (CPT code: 87149); Blastomyces DNA Probe (CPT code: 87149).
If an additional identification method is required, ITS nucleic acid sequencing may be added at an additional charge (CPT code: 87153).
Susceptibilities will be added upon request.

Preferred Specimen
Pure isolate on an agar slant in a double-walled container

Stability of the isolate will be determined by the laboratory. Organism must be viable.

Transport Container
Agar Slant

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Stability varies with isolate
Refrigerated: Stability varies with isolate
Frozen: Unacceptable


Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Fri; Report available: 10 days

Reference Range
No reference range is available

Clinical Significance
Fungal identification of pure colony isolates provides an aid in the diagnosis of filamentous fungi and selection of therapy.

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

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.