Mold Isolate Identification by Probe 

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Procedure: MZZ0185A      

CPT: 87149

Mold Isolate Identification by Probe
Synonym(s): Accuprobe, DNA probe
Requisition Form G-MYCO
Test Description Identification Coccidioides immitis, Histoplasma capsulatum, Blastomyces dermatitidis by DNA probe
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
  • At least 2 patient specific identifiers:  First and last name as one identifier and a DOB or a unique patient specific identifier (e.g. Medical records number).
  • Specimen identification must match specimen 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 Accuprobe culture confirmation test; hybridization of ribosomal RNA to probe detected by chemiluminesence
Turn-around Time 10-14 days
  • Positive DNA Probe test does not mean the isolate is still viable.
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.

Last updated November 20, 2017