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Test Code MIC FUNGAL Minimum Fungicidal Concentration

Clinical System Name

Minimum Inhib/Fungicidal Conc

Synonyms

MFC
MIC And MFC
Minimum Inhib/Fungicidal Conc

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: See note

Container(s): See note

Preferred Vol:See note

Minimum Vol:  See note

 

Note: Call Children's Microbiology Lab (206) 987-2585 to arrange this test. Specify the organism and antibiotic(s) to be tested against the organism. Children's will prepare an isolate of the organism to be studied and forward it to the UW Microbiology Lab.

MFC will not be performed on Aspergillus sp.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Room temperature unless otherwise instructed by Micro (plates flat and inverted, tubes upright)..

 

Off-site collection:Call Children's Microbiology Lab (206) 987-2585 to arrange this test. Specify the organism and antibiotic(s) to be tested against the organism. Children's will prepare an isolate of the organism to be studied and forward it to the UW Microbiology Lab.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

M- F

3 - 21 d

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) is reported by phone in 3 days; Minimum Bacteriocidal Concentration (MBC) is reported in written form in approximately 1 week.

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Microbiology
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

None specified
 

 

 

Methodology

Method: PCR amplified probes

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations: Method is affected by contamination of culture, improper storage temperature and age of culture

CPT Codes

87188

87187

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Minimum Fungicidal Concentration

Reference Test Number:

MFC

Instructions:

Notify UW Microbiology (206) 598-6147 before sending the specimen out; they need to know when and how it will arrive. It can then be sent via UW/HMC courier, Mon - Fri at 0900 and 1600 or by crash box, Mon - Fri between 0730 and 1630. Use a UW/HMC Microbiology test request form.