||An additional handling charge will be billed for all organisms submitted for identification that are not in pure culture as indicated in the specimen requirements. Identification of referred isolates is performed and billed by the extent of tests required for identification. When the specimen submitted contains both mould and yeast, both will be identified.
Testing to differentiate between Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis is performed by request only.
Cryptococcus gattii will be ruled out when routine biochemical testing identifies organism as Cryptococcus neoformans.
Organisms submitted for identification are kept for 7 days; if organism fails to grow, the client will be contacted. All original submissions are held until the identification is completed or the test is cancelled.
Identification: Test Name
Histoplasma capsulatum: Histoplasma capsulatum Identification by DNA Probe (ARUP test code 0062226)
Coccidiodes immitis: Coccidioides immitis Identification by DNA Probe (ARUP test code 0062225)
Blastomyces dermatitidis: Blastomyces dermatitidis Identification by DNA Probe (ARUP test code 0062224)
ITS rDNA sequencing only: Fungal Identification by ITS rDNA Sequencing (ARUP test code 0060756)
||Varies based on identification methods
||Culture Referred for Identification, Fungus (Fungal (Mould/Yeast) Identification), Identification, Mould (Fungal (Mould/Yeast) Identification), Organism Identification, Mold (Fungal (Mould/Yeast) Identification), Organism Identification, Mould (Fungal (Mould/Yeast) Identification), Yeast (Fungal (Mould/Yeast) Identification)