Yeast Culture, Non-Blood


Sunquest Code:YST  
Epic Code:LAB241Epic Name:Yeast Cultrure
Synonyms:Candida Culture; YST
Methodology:Culture
CPT Code:87102, 87106
Test Includes:Culture for Candida and other yeasts.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; results are reported within 4 days.
Special Instructions:Surveillance N/P, nose cultures are held longer and ordered as YSTNC. Yeast and rapid growing fungi are identified and reported.
Associated Links:

IDDL Stool Collection Container Guidelines, IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Throat, skin, urine, genitourinary specimens, feces; the same specimen may be submitted for both bacteria and yeast culture.
Collection Instructions:Collect as for bacterial culture. Use culturette swabs or sterile containers.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No growth.
Use:Isolate and identify Candida species and other yeasts.


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