Candida Panel
Updated over a week ago

Test Details

Lab Company: RealTime Laboratories
​Sample Type: Urine
​Collection Location: At Home

The Candida Panel detects Candida DNA to help diagnose invasive fungal infections.


Key Details

  • 🩸 DO NOT collect your sample while menstruating.

  • 🚚 Ship your sample within 48 hours of collection.

  • ❄️ You should freeze your sample if you cannot ship it on the same day as the collection.


Preparation & Timing

  • DO NOT collect your sample while menstruating.

  • No special preparation is needed.


Collection Instructions

  1. Collect your urine in the provided conical cup.

    1. You can also use a new, clean disposable cup.

  2. Fill the cup about halfway full.

  3. Pour the urine into the provided tube.

  4. Fill the tube halfway.

    1. DO NOT overfill.

  5. Securely seal the cap.

    1. You should hear a pop when the cap is secure.

  6. Write the following information on the tube.

    1. Date of collection

    2. First name

    3. Last name

    4. Date of birth

  7. Place the tube into the biohazard bag.

  8. Seal the bag.

  9. Complete the test requisition form.

  10. If you cannot ship your sample on the day of collection, place it in the freezer until you can ship it.

    1. Please write the date the sample was frozen on the test requisition form.


Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.

  • You must complete your requisition form and send it back with your samples.

    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on this form.


Shipping

  • Ship your sample within 48 hours of collection.

  • If you cannot ship your sample on the day of collection, place it in the freezer until you can ship it.

    • Please write the date the sample was frozen on the test requisition form.

  • To prepare your sample for shipping,

    • Place the specimen tube into the biohazard bag with the absorbent pad.

    • Seal the bag securely.

    • Place the completed test requisition form into the pocket on the outside of the biohazard bag.

    • Place the biohazard bag into the test kit box.

    • Close the box.

    • Place the test kit box into the provided prepaid mailer.

    • Seal the prepaid mailer.

  • Make a note of the tracking number on the return label so that you can track your sample back to the lab.

  • Take your sample package to the nearest FedEx location.

  • DO NOT place your sample in a drop box.


Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-10 business days after samples are received at the lab. Rupa Health cannot guarantee processing time.


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