Duration of incubation of fungal cultures.

Journal Article

To determine the optimum duration of incubation for recovery of fungi, the results of 2,173 consecutive clinical cultures were reviewed. Overall, 94% of fungal isolates were detected by day 7 and 98% were detected by day 14. Yeasts were usually (98%) detected within the first week of incubation. Recovery of molds required more time, but 81% were detected by day 7 and more than 96% were detected by day 14.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morris, AJ; Byrne, TC; Madden, JF; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • June 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1583 - 1585

PubMed ID

  • 8735127

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States