CULTURE, FUNGUS SKIN

Test Code
CFUS

CPT Codes
87101

Preferred Specimen
SPECIMEN

Transport Container
STERILE CUP


Transport Temperature
RT-12 HRS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CULTURE, FUNGUS SKIN


Clinical Significance
A fungal infection diagnosis is completely dependent on the selection and collection of appropriate clinical specimen 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 cannot have a smear made: skin scrapings, hair, or nails.
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.