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Test Name: Culture, Fungal, Skin, Hair, Nails

Test Code(s): FCULTD / HCFCULTD, FCULDS / HCFCULDS

CPT Code(s): 87101, 87206

Test Description: Test Component:

Culture; smear if requested.


Methodology: Culture, Microscopy

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: Not available stat.
Routine: Preliminary report: 7 days. Final report: Up to 4 weeks.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Skin scrapings from periphery of lesion, nails, hair

Patient Preparation: Standard aseptic collection procedures should be followed.

Collection Instructions: Skin scrapings from periphery of lesion, nails, or hair should be submitted in a sterile screw cap container or between 2 glass slides.

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Microbiology (B4/231).

Stability: Ambient: 3 days
Refrigerated: Not acceptable
Frozen: Not acceptable


Interpretation

Expected Results:

Negative

Additional Information:

Preliminary negative results reported after 7 days. Final negative results reported after 4 weeks.

Culture-Fungal Hair skin nails
dermatophyte

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