Organism Identification, Mold

Test Mnemonic


CPT Codes

  • 87107 - QTY (1)




  • Fungus ID
  • Mold ID

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
VariableIsolate of organismAgar slant AmbientPure isolates of a single organism should be sent on an agar slant at ambient temperatures.


Environmental Condition Description
Ambient4 weeks
Refrigerated4 weeks

Days Performed

Sun - Sat

Turnaround Time

5 weeks


Name Description

Reference Range

Special Info

Indicate on test order: Original date of collection, specimen site, any pertinent preliminary identification information and telephone number including extension where report may be called if necessary. When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged. All fungal organisms submitted will be identified and billed as appropriate. Additional CPT codes may be applicable for recovery and identification of fungal organisms - 87107 - ID by MALDI-TOF Mass Spec for mold, 87153 - DNA sequencing. Antibiotic susceptibility testing must be requested and ordered separately. Contraindications: lack of viability, culture mixed or contaminated. Identification CPT code 87107 will apply. CPT code 87153 may be added if sequencing method is performed to complete the identification.

Clinical Info

Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing and limited to filamentous fungi. Do not submit mixed cultures. Use OID yeast for yeast identification.

Clinical Limitation

If the organism is received in mixed culture or contaminated, identification is not possible and would require additional orders.