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culture, blood, fungus, mold
Synonyms: Blood Culture, Fungus, Mold; Filamentous Fungus 
Computer Code: BLDF
Specimen Collection: Inoculate Isolator tube available from laboratory (2-3511) (Peds 1.5 mL).

USE ONLY FOR FILAMENTOUS FUNGI THAT CAUSE FUNGEMIA. DO NOT USE FOR CANDIDEMIA. 

Minimum Volume: 8-10 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport at room temp ASAP. 
Reference Values: No growth. All isolates are identified. Susceptibility by special request only.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 4 weeks Pos: 1-4 weeks 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87103 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 07/31/2014
Time: 05:27:35 (24hr)