Newcastle Laboratories

Fungal Identification and Sensitivity

Clinical Background:

Identification and antifungal susceptibility testing for yeasts and moulds.

Identification and antifungal susceptibility testing for yeasts and moulds.

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Microbiology

    Microbiology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Slopes for ID/Sens

    Slopes for ID/Sens

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Slopes for ID/Sens

    Slopes for ID/Sens

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    As much material as possible

    As much material as possible

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    As much material as possible

    As much material as possible

  • Special Requirement:

    Send to laboratory as quickly as possible. If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

    Send to laboratory as quickly as possible. If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

  • Sample Stability:

    Stable for up to 24 hours

    Stable for up to 24 hours

  • Transport Requirements:

    Standard

    Standard

  • Add On Test:

    N/A

    N/A

  • Quality Assurance:

    UK National External Quality Assurance Scheme (UKNEQAS)

    UK National External Quality Assurance Scheme (UKNEQAS)

  • Reference Ranges:

    N/A

    N/A

  • Factors Affecting Result:

    If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

    If delays likely, refrigerate at 2-8 deg C

Availability:

Performed daily during core hours

Turn Around:

3 days

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