Yeast Culture, Non-Blood

Sunquest Code:YST  
Epic Code:LAB241Epic Name:Yeast Culture
Synonyms:Candida Culture; YST
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.
Container:CoPan ESwab with smaller swab, CoPan ESwab with larger swab, Plastic Leakproof Container or Sterile Stool Transport Vial (Urine culture tubes)
Collection Instructions:Collect as for bacterial culture. Use culturette swabs or sterile containers. Urine culture tube acceptable for urine only.

Processing and Shipping

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


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

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