Fungal Culture and Susceptibility Test (Lower Respiratory Tract Specimen)Inclusion:1. Potassium hydroxide Mount (KOH)

Specimen:

Sputum

Volume/Quantity:

3-5 mL

Shedule of Collection:

Prior to antifungal therapy

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

Collection: Rinse the mouth with water and bring up a deep cough : Collect in a sterile screw-cap container Storage: If ? 2 hours, store at Room Temperature : If > 2 hours, refrigerate at 4°C (maximum of 24 hours) Handling: Observe Triple Packaging Guid

Running Day:

Daily

Cut off Day and Time:

Not Applicable Note: during weekends, holidays and after office hours specimens are received in the clinical laboratory

Turnaround Time:

4 weeks

Fee:

₱3,500.00

Status:

Available