LOINC
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55304-0Fungus [Presence] in Sputum by KOH preparationActive

Term Description

A KOH Preparation involves treating a specimen with KOH, a strong base that can make fungi and yeast more visible by partial dissolution of tissue cells, keratin, and other material. Fungal cells are resistant due to the high content of cellular chitin. KOH prep is generally a test for fungi, most often candida yeast, but others too, such as tinea capitis and other skin or nail fungal infections, even blastomycosis, etc. However, the KOH prep is also used to diagnose infections with mites (Demodex folliculorum in rosacea-like lesions and Sarcoptes scabiei in hyperkeratotic or crusted scabies) and sometimes even nematodes (in blue neck syndrome). [PMID:16766846]
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Descriptions

LP14398-9   Fungus
A fungus (plural fungi) is a eukaryotic organism that digests its food externally and absorbs the nutrient molecules into its cells. Along with bacteria, fungi are the primary decomposers of dead organic matter in most terrestrial ecosystems. Fungi have important symbiotic relationships with many other organisms. Over 90% of all plants engage in some kind of mycorrhizal relationship with fungi and are dependent upon this relationship for survival. Fungi are also used extensively by humans: yeasts are responsible for fermentation of beer and bread, and mushroom farming and gathering is a large industry in many countries. The branch of biology involving the study of fungi is known as mycology. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Fungus (Wikipedia)

LP6358-8   KOH preparation
A KOH Preparation involves treating a specimen with KOH, a strong base that can make fungi and yeast more visible by partial dissolution of tissue cells, keratin, and other material. Fungal cells are resistant due to the high content of cellular chitin. KOH prep is generally a test for fungi, most often candida yeast, but others too, such as tinea capitis and other skin or nail fingal infections, even blastomycosis, etc. However, the KOH prep is also used to diagnose infections with mites (Demodex folliculorum in rosacea-like lesions and Sarcoptes scabiei in hyperkeratotic or crusted scabies) and sometimes even nematodes (in blue neck syndrome). Source: Regenstrief LOINC, PMID: 16766846

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Fungus
Property
PrThr
Time
Pt
System
Sputum
Scale
Ord
Method
KOH preparation

Additional Names

Short Name
Fungus Spt Ql KOH Prep
Display Name
Fungus KOH prep Ql (Sput)
Consumer Name Alpha
Sputum KOH test

Basic Attributes

Class
MICRO
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.27
Last Updated
Version 2.58
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation
Observation

Member of these Groups

LG34107-9 Fungus|PrThr|Sys:ANYResp

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
真菌:存在情况或阈值:时间点:痰液:序数型:氢氧化钾制片法
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
schimmels:aanwezigheid:moment:sputum:ordinaal:KOH-preparatie
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Champignon:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Expectorations:Ordinal:Préparation au KOH
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Champignon:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Expectorations:Ordinal:Solution de KOH
fr-FRFrench (France)
Champignon:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Crachat:Qualitatif:Préparation potassique
el-GRGreek (Greece)
Μύκητας:PrThr:Χρονική στιγμή:Πτύελα:Τακτική:ΚΟΗ προετοιμασία
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Fungo:PrThr:Pt:Espettorato:Ord:KOH, preparazione
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Fungos:#N/A:Pt:Escarro:Ord:Preparação de KOH
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Гриб:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Мокрота:Пор:KOH обработка
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Hongo:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Esputo:Ordinal:Preparación de KOH
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Hongos:PrThr:Punto temporal:Esputo:Ord:Preparation con KOH
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Mantar:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Balgam:Srl:KOH preparatı

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