Fungus/Pneumocystis stain

Alphabetical Test listing

Fungus/Pneumocystis stain-6301

  
Fungus/Pneumocystis stain
  
6301
  
APN
Organism eval for: Aspergillus, Candida, GMS, PCP, P. carinii, jirovecii, yeast
PAS stain
Periodic acid-Schiff stain
Pneumocystis DFA
Silver stain
  

The following specimen types should not be submitted for Fungal/Pneumocystis stain:

Skin, Hair, Nails:

  • See KOH prep – skin, hair, nails (4348) or Fungus culture, skin, hair, nails (888)

Stool

  • See KOH prep, other sources (6524) or Fungus culture, other sources (6579)

Tissue:

  • Submit in formalin and order a Path tissue exam. PAS stain can be performed in Histology on skin and nails.

Vaginal, Oral/Mouth:

  • See KOH Prep, Other Sources (6524) or Fungus Culture, Other Sources (6579)
  

Sterile container

  
Body Fluid:
  • Place specimen into a labeled sterile container
Bronchial/Esophageal Brushing:
  • If cultures are ordered: place brush in labeled capped tube containing sterile saline
  • If no cultures are ordered, place brush into a labeled tube of CytoLyt
Bronchial Washing/BAL (Bronchoalveolar Lavage):
  • Collect specimen into a labeled sterile mucus trap
Purulent Material:
  • Place specimen into a labeled sterile container or use culture swab
  • Indicate source
Sputum:
  • Collect the first early morning deep cough specimen since bronchial secretions have pooled overnight
  • The patient should be instructed to rinse out the mouth with water only and then raise material from lungs by coughing as deeply as possible
  • Cough into sterile labeled container
    o If no cultures are ordered, have patient cough directly into a container of labeled Cytolyt
  

Submit entire specimen

  

Submit per specimen type and collection instructions

Cytolyte

  

Source

  

Refrigerated

  
  • Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen
  • Unlabeled slide in a labeled slide container
  • Leaking specimen if label has been rendered unreadable
  • Slide broken beyond repair
  
AHL - Cytology: A
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Microscopic examination

  

No organism or Hyphae identified

  
Smear: 88160 and 88312
Fluid: 88122 and 88312
  
04/28/2004
  
06/21/2019