CULTURE, FUNGUS

Test Code
CFU

CPT Codes
87102

Preferred Specimen
SPECIMEN

Transport Container
SWAB

Transport Temperature
RT-12 HRS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CULTURE, FUNGUS


Clinical Significance
A Fungal infection diagnosis is completely dependent on the selection and collection of appropriate clinical specimens for culture. Proper collection and rapid transport to the laboratory are important in the recovery of fungi.
This code should be ordered for specimens that can have a smear made and FS (Fungal smear) should also be ordered. Acceptable specimens include: swab specimens from vagina, nose, throat, or ears, sputum, tissue specimens, CSF, other body fluids and urine.
A fungal culture will not be finalized as no growth until after 4 weeks.

Performing Laboratory
LMH -  Microbiology x3758 or 3759



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.