Candida auris Culture Screen

Last Modified: 8/3/2020 11:38:08 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:  BBL CultureSwab Liquid Amies (Red cap w/ Pledget)
Collection Instructions:  Swab Axilla and Groin Collection Method:  
1. ??Rub both sides of the swab tip over the left axilla skin surface and then the right, targeting the crease in the skin where the arm meets the body (i.e., swab both armpits, swiping back and forth ~5 times per armpit).
2. With the second swab, rub both sides of the swab tip over the left groin skin surface, targeting the inguinal crease in the skin where the leg meets the pelvic region and repeat with the right side (i.e., swab the skin of both hip creases swiping back and forth ~5 times per hip crease).  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 2 hours Ambient
24 hours Refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Collection not from axilla or groiN
Reference Range: No Candida auris isolated at 7 days 
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Manual
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 7 to 8 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CXAUR
EPIC Test Code: LAB3177
Alternate Test Names: auris; C. auris ; candida; candida auris; Candida Screen; MDRO
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87102 (Reflex 87106)

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