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Duration of incubation of fungal cultures.

Authors
  • A J Morris
  • T C Byrne
  • J F Madden
  • L B Reller
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1996
Source
PMC
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Abstract

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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