Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Yeast Antifungal Susceptibility Testing

  • LIS Mnemonic: YMIC

    Collect

    ** Actively growing pure culture of Candida isolate required in lab **

    Volume Required

    Pure culture isolate of Candida sent on agar slant

    Minimum Required

    Pure culture isolate of Candida sent on agar slant

    Transport

    Send to the lab as soon as possible

    Stability

    Specimens stable for up to 2 weeks at room temperature or refrigerated

    Unacceptable conditions

    Molds or yeast isolates other than Candida species, nonviable yeasts, mixed cultures, and frozen isolates are NOT acceptable specimens for this assay.

Days Performed

Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)

Reported

Results available 24 hours after test is set up

CPT

87070