Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Mould Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) Testing Order Code : MOMICE
Synonyms: Antifungal susceptibility testing, antibiotic susceptibility testing, Mould MIC
Specimen Type: Pure isolate from any specimen source. Isolates may also be submitted by referring laboratories.
Container Type: Isolates from referring laboratories should be on slants of appropriate fungal media such as Potato Dextrose agar or Sabourauds agar.
Required Volume: Visible growth on solid medium
Methodology: Antibiotic gradient on solid media
Components: Caspofungin
Standard Run Times: Setup Monday or Tuesday in most cases
Turnaround Time: 7-14 DAYS depending on need for propagation prior to MIC setup
Special Handling: Follow Universal Standard Precaution and Dangerous Goods Guideline
CPT Codes: 87181
Causes For Rejection: Improperly labeled specimen. Improperly completed requisition. Specimen in wrong or leaking container. Absent or insufficient growth of isolate.
Department: Microbiology