Test Catalog

Test Id : FDERM

Fungal Culture, Dermal

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Recovery and identification of dermatophyte fungi from hair, skin, and nail infected specimens

Reflex Tests
Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test Id Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
FUNA Fungal Ident Panel A No, (Bill Only) No
FUNB Fungal Ident Panel B No, (Bill Only) No
LCCI Ident Rapid PCR Coccidioides No, (Bill Only) No
LCHB Id, Histoplasma/Blastomyces PCR No, (Bill Only) No
RMALF Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Fungi No, (Bill Only) No
RMALY Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Yeast No, (Bill Only) No
D2F D2 Fungal Sequencing Identification No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm
Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

Plated to Mycobiotic Agar

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Fungal Culture, Dermal

Aliases
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Culture for Dermatophytes

Culture, Yeast

Dermatophytes

Fungus Culture

Mold

Mycology, Culture

Yeast Culture

50021-FDERM

Testing Algorithm
Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 7 days of collection.

 

Transport in petri dishes may result in loss of specimen. Securely tape petri dishes closed for transport.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

ORDER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Question ID Description Answers
Q00M0020 Specimen Source

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Note:

-Aseptic techniques should be used when collecting specimens to minimize contamination.

-For optimal recovery of organisms, sufficient clinical material should be collected.

 

Specimen Type: Hair

Container/Tube: Dry sterile container or specimen collection envelope

Specimen Volume: 10 to 12

Collection Instructions: Using forceps collect affected hairs with base of the shaft intact.

 

Specimen Type: Nails

Container/Tube: Dry sterile container or specimen collection envelope

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions:

1. Wipe the nail with 70% alcohol using gauze (not cotton).

2. Clip away a generous portion of the affected area.

3. Collect material or debris from under the nail.

 

Specimen Type: Skin

Container/Tube: Dry sterile container or specimen collection envelope

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions:

1. Cleanse the affected area with 70% alcohol.

2. Gently scrape the surface of the skin at the active margin of the lesion, being careful to not draw blood.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Charcoal, wooden shaft, or dry swab
Agar plate
Blades from scalpel or razor
Reject

Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred) 7 days

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Recovery and identification of dermatophyte fungi from hair, skin, and nail infected specimens

Testing Algorithm
Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed at an additional charge.

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Fungal infections of keratinized tissues (hair, skin, nails) can be caused by dermatophytic fungi belonging to the genera Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton. Opportunistic superficial infections resembling dermatophytoses may be caused by yeasts or by unrelated filamentous fungi that are normally saprobes or plant pathogens. Dermatophytes are usually unable to penetrate deeper tissues. Infection may range from mild to severe.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Negative

If positive, fungus or yeast will be identified.

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Positive cultures are reported with organism identification.

 

Negative reports are issued after 30 days incubation.

Cautions
Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

No significant cautionary statements

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

Borman AM, Summerbell RC: Trichophyton, Microsporum, Epidermophyton and agents of superficial mycoses. In: Carroll KC, Pfaller MA, Landry ML, et al. Manual of Clinical Microbiology. 12th ed. ASM Press; 2019:2208-2233

Method Description
Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Specimens are plated on mycobiotic agar, which contains chloramphenicol and cyclohexamide to inhibit bacterial and saprobic fungal contamination. Cultures are incubated at 30 degrees C for 30 days. Identification of dermatophyte species is based on colony and microscopic morphology and polymerase chain-reaction (PCR), DNA sequencing or matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, when applicable.(Hall L, Wohlfiel S, Roberts GD: Experience with the MicroSeq D2 large-subunit ribosomal DNA sequencing kit for identification of filamentous fungi encountered in the clinical laboratory. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Feb;42[2]:622-626; Theel ES, Hall L, Mandrekar J, Wengenack NL: Dermatophyte identification using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Dec;49[12]:4067-4071)

PDF Report
Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Sunday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

30 to 35 days

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester

Fees
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Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

87101-Fungal culture, dermal

87106-Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Yeast (if appropriate)

87107-Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Fungi (if appropriate)

87107-Fungal identification panel A (if appropriate)

87107-Fungal identification panel B (if appropriate)

87150-Identification rapid PCR Coccidioides (if appropriate)

87150 x 2-Identification Histoplasma/Blastomyces, PCR (if appropriate)

87153-D2 fungal sequencing identification (if appropriate)

87150-Id, Candida auris Rapid PCR (if appropriate)

LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FDERM Fungal Culture, Dermal 580-1
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
FDERM Fungal Culture, Dermal 580-1

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.

Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports