Laboratory Services

Fungal Stain

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Fungal Stain

Fungal Stain, Fungus Stain, KOH, Calcofluor White, Stain, Slide, Mycology, Wet Prep, Smear

Test ID
General Information

Determine the presence or absence of fungal elements from clinical specimens.

Specimen Type

Clinical Material

Alternate Specimen Type

Skin, Hair, Nail, Wound, Tissue, Biopsy, Body fluid, Aspirate, Upper/Lower Respiratory

Specimen Requirements

Preferred: Clinical material, fluid, tissue (with a few drops of saline), skin scrapings, hair, nails in sterile container; Will also accept: Bacterial Culture Transport Swab w/Gel, Amies Transport Swab, Eswab. Other transport systems also accepted.

Additional Processing Details

Fungal stain is included with Fungal Culture and Yeast Screen Culture


Ambient: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unacceptable specimen transport device (including Incyte Swab, specimen in formalin, expired), improper labeling, prolonged delay in transport (greater than 1 week)


Manual stain

Estimated TAT

1-2 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday, & STAT

CPT Code(s)


Minimum Sample Volume

Sterile container must have visible clinical material present

Reference Range

No fungal elements seen

Reflex Conditions


Performing Lab

Incyte Diagnostics

LOINC Code(s)