#ExistCollect>Collect: Actively growing mould or yeast in pure culture.
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature. If culture is suspected of being a microorganism listed as infectious substance affecting humans on IATA list, submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.
#ExistRemarks>Remarks: Specimen source preferred.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: Isolates from environmental sources. Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms. Agar plate.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: 4 weeks; Refrigerated: 4 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable