|Test||CULTURE, FUNGUS, DERMATOPHYTES|
|Description||Includes microscopic exam.
For detection of common fungal pathogens in skin, hair or nails.
Significant isolates reflex to organism identification. Additional charge applies.
|Specimen||SUBMIT ONLY 1 OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIMENS:
1. Send at least 10-12 hairs in a screw-capped, sterile container.
2. Label container with patientís name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collectorís initials and SPECIMEN SOURCE.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
|Reference Values||No growth
If positive, fungus will be identified.
|Analytic Time||Positives reported when detected. Negatives reported at 4 weeks.|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|
87101 Fungus isolation culture
87106 Fungus identification, if indicated
87206 Fluorescent stain for fungi