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Test ID CAURS Candida auris Surveillance, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 7 days of collection.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Supplies: BD Eswab Transport System (T853)

Specimen Type: ESwab

Source: Axilla and groin composite

Container/Tube: ESwabs in liquid Amies medium

Specimen Volume: Swab

Collection Instructions:

1. Swab transport containers without charcoal must contain a pledget saturated with either Stuart's or Amies liquid media.

2. Swab used for this test cannot be shared with fungal culture. When fungal culture is ordered with this test, send separate swabs for each.

Useful For

Detecting Candida auris from surveillance swabs


This test should not be used to determine cure or to monitor response to therapy.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reporting Name

Candida auris Surveillance, PCR

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Swab Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CAURS Candida auris Surveillance, PCR 95765-4


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRCSR Specimen Source 31208-2
SCAR C auris PCR, Result 95765-4