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 Recent changes for Candida auris screen

Recent changes for Candida auris screen

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
15th November 2019
Alternative names

Candida screen

Candida screen, Candida auris

Candida auris screen

Ordering information:

Screening test for C.auris colonisation. Discuss with Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) before collecting swabs. 

Alternate names:
Candida auris, Candida screen
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Specimen types:
Swab
Container types:
Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)
Collection Instructions:

2 swabs should be sent: bilateral axilla and bilateral groin.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2 days