Fungal Sequencing, ITS Region

Test Code
16579

CPT Codes
87153<br /> **This test is not available for New York patient testing.**

Preferred Specimen
Pure culture isolate of yeast or mold on agar slant in a double-walled container

Instructions
Subculture isolate to the appropriate slant and submit in double walled container.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Viable organism
Refrigerated: Viable organism
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Mixed cultures

Methodology
ITS Sequencing (ITS)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 14-21 days following set up

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
This test uses DNA sequencing and analysis of the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) reqion of the rRNA gene to identify fungi to the genus level or below, allowing faster identification.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042



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.