Fungal Susceptibility

Test Mnemonic


CPT Codes

  • 87186 - QTY (1)


  • Yeast Susceptibility
  • Yeast MIC

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
UnspecifiedIsolate of organismAgar slant Ambient 


Environmental Condition Description
Ambient4 weeks
Refrigerated4 weeks

Days Performed

Sun - Sat

Turnaround Time

11 days


Name Description
Microtiter Dilution 

Reference Range

Special Info

Test will be performed in-house only on yeast isolates. Mold susceptibility testing is not performed in-house but is available as a send out test. Indicate organism identification, original date of collection, and specimen site on the test order. Submit a pure culture of the test organism. Contraindications: lack of viability, culture mixed or contaminated. The yeast MIC panel includes amphotericin b, flucytosine, fluconzole and itraconazole, voriconazole, posaconazole. In addition, echinocandins such as caspofungin, micafungin and anidulafungin are available. Note specific drug requests on the requisition. CLSI interpretive guidelines are available only for Candida sp.

Clinical Info

CLSI guidelines are available only for the interpretation of Candida species susceptibility test results. In vitro studies may not correlate with clinical outcome.