The method used detects aerobic and anaerobic bacteria as well as Candida and Cryptococcus.
Filamenteous Fungus blood cultures should be collected when Malassezia furfur or dimorphic fungi, e.g. Histoplasma capsulatum, are suspected.
For fastidious bacteria, contact the UWHC Director of Microbiology at (608) 263-8710 to discuss appropriate testing methods. If mycobacteria or cytomegalovirus is suspected, see specific entries.