Fungus Culture - Blood

Fungus Culture - Blood

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This test is used to help diagnose a fungal infection and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

This Test Includes

Organism Isolated

Culture Result - Fungus Blood

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Fungus Culture - Blood Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

  • Diagnosis and treatment of the etiologic agents of fungemia.
  • Select patient population that presents with signs and symptoms of sepsis, especially fever of unknown origin.

What is this test

Due to the high mortality rate from fungemia, the expeditious detection and identification of fungi from the patient's blood can have great diagnostic prognostic importance. Risk factors for fungemia include, but are not limited to, extremes of age, immunosuppression, and those individuals with burns or in dwelling intravascular devices.