Yeast Identification                  

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Procedure: MZZ0177A 

CPT: 87106

Yeast Identification
Synonym(s): N/A
Requisition Form G-MYCO
Test Description Identification of various yeast species
Pre-Approval Needed No
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Pure isolate from human sources
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Pure isolate in liquid or on solid culture medium
Minimum Volume/Size Required
  • Liquid culture - 2.0 mL
  • Solid culture - Visible growth
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping Ambient
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49
  • Category B shipping applies for unidentified isolates
Method Morphological examination, biochemical testing
Turn-around Time 14-21 days

Some genera and species can only be differentiated with molecular analysis that is not available at TDSHS.

Common Causes for Rejection
  • Cultures infested with mites.
  • Cultures broken in transit.
Additional Information
  • Isolates submitted for this test will be identified by this laboratory.  
  • Drug susceptibility testing on these organisms not available at TDSHS laboratory. Upon request, isolates may be forwarded by TDSHS laboratory to reference laboratory for susceptibility testing at the submitter’s expense.  Testing at other reference laboratories is subject to fees charged by those laboratories.  

Last updated February 17, 2022