Culture, Fungal

Culture, Fungal is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
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Rationale
To identify the pathogenic fungal organisms causing infection.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, or activity restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Culture on selective media; macroscopic and microscopic examination) No presence of fungi.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

  • Positive findings in any sterile body fluid such as blood or cerebrospinal fluid.

Timely notification to the requesting health-care provider (HCP) of any critical findings and related symptoms is a role expectation of the professional nurse. Lists of specific organisms may vary among facilities; specific organisms are required to be reported to local, state, and national departments of health.

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