Mold Identification

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure: MZZ0181A
CPT: 87107

Synonym(s): Fungi, filamentous fungi, mushroom
Requisition Form G-MYCO
Test Description Identification of various mold 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, slide culture, physiological 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.  Isolates may be forwarded by TDSHS laboratory to reference laboratory for susceptibility testing.  A handling fee may be charged.  Testing at other reference laboratories is subject to fees charged by those laboratories.