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Culture, Fungal

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

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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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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Culture, Fungal." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425125/all/Culture__Fungal.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Culture, Fungal. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425125/all/Culture__Fungal. Accessed June 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Culture, Fungal. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425125/all/Culture__Fungal
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Culture, Fungal [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425125/all/Culture__Fungal.
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