YEAST SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING - CANDIDA SPECIES

Collect

PCL Inpatients and Outpatients: Yeast susceptibility testing is performed automatically when Candida species are isolated from sterile sites. Contact Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology if further testing/information is required.

Clients: Actively growing isolate in pure culture.

Unacceptable Conditions

Sample not properly identified; mixed cultures; non-viable organism; frozen sample.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Offsite (Clients): Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant or media plate at ambient temperature. Place each specimen in individually sealed bags.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks.

Remarks

Isolate identification and source are required.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Broth microdilution

Reported

In 2-4 days

Reference Interval

Anidulafungin, Caspofungin, and Micafungin are reported as Susceptible or Resistant.

Fluconazole, Itraconazole, and Voriconazole are reported as Susceptible, Susceptible Dose Dependent, or Resistant.

5-flucytosine is reported as Susceptible, Intermediate, or Resistant.

Amphotericin B: Values greater than 1 ug/mL are reported as Resistant. Values less than or equal to 1 ug/mL are reported as "No interpretative criteria available."

Posaconazole is reported as MIC Value only with no interpretative criteria available.

 

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

CPT Codes

87186

Note: If species identification is not provided, identification will be performed for an additional charge.

Collection

Collect

PCL Inpatients and Outpatients: Yeast susceptibility testing is performed automatically when Candida species are isolated from sterile sites. Contact Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology if further testing/information is required.

Clients: Actively growing isolate in pure culture.

Unacceptable Conditions

Sample not properly identified; mixed cultures; non-viable organism; frozen sample.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Offsite (Clients): Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant or media plate at ambient temperature. Place each specimen in individually sealed bags.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks.

Remarks

Isolate identification and source are required.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Broth microdilution

Reported

In 2-4 days

Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

Anidulafungin, Caspofungin, and Micafungin are reported as Susceptible or Resistant.

Fluconazole, Itraconazole, and Voriconazole are reported as Susceptible, Susceptible Dose Dependent, or Resistant.

5-flucytosine is reported as Susceptible, Intermediate, or Resistant.

Amphotericin B: Values greater than 1 ug/mL are reported as Resistant. Values less than or equal to 1 ug/mL are reported as "No interpretative criteria available."

Posaconazole is reported as MIC Value only with no interpretative criteria available.

 

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Administrative

CPT Codes

87186

Note: If species identification is not provided, identification will be performed for an additional charge.

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