Candida auris Culture Screen

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB3177
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CXAUR
Alternate Names
  • auris
  • C. auris
  • candida
  • candida auris
  • Candida Screen
  • MDRO

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

ESwab - Liquid Amies Fluid

Alternate Specimen

TransportAndStorage

2 hours Ambient

24 hours Refrigerated

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. Then with same 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).  
 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

No Candida auris isolated at 7 days 


Methodology:
  • Manual

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Microbiology
Turn Around Time

7 to 8 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

01412719; 01412721


CPT Coding

87102 (Reflex 87106)