Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Fungus

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Body fluids-Sterile container. Use a heparin tube if the specimen may clot.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
4 wks

Special Instructions
For skin, hair or nails refer to dermatophyte culture. Collect respiratory or urine in sterile container & refrigerate. Transport tissue immediately or cover with nonbacteriostatic salineissue

Ranges
No fungus isolated

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