Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Candida species rule-out

  • LIS Mnemonic: ROCA

    Collect

    ACCEPTABLE SPECIMENS INCLUDE:
    -genital (penis, urethral, vaginal, cervical), oral, skin, stool: all collected via double swab culture set
    -urine: collected in a sterile, leak-proof container

    Volume Required

    1 double swab culture set; 1 mL of urine

    Minimum Required

    1 double swab culture set; 1 mL of urine

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens are stable up to 2 hours after collection.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updated daily until final

CPT

87102

Methodology

Culture