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Culture, Fungal, Skin, Hair, Nails

Culture, Fungal, Skin, Hair, Nails (HCFCULTD, HCFCULDS) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Culture, Fungal, Skin, Hair, Nails

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

Health Link Test Code: HCFCULTD, HCFCULDS

LIS Test Code: FCULTD, FCULDS

CPT Code(s): 87101, 87206

Test Component:

Culture; smear if requested.

Methodology: Culture, Microscopy

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: Preliminary report: 1 week. Final report: 1 - 4 weeks.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Patient Preparation:

Standard aseptic collection procedures should be followed.

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

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

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.

 

For direct clinician plating at AFCH:  Obtain Mycobiotic media from UWHC Microbiology Lab, 608-263-8710.  

 

For direct clinician plating:  Secure media lid with tape prior to transport to lab.

Stability Ambient:

3 days

Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory.

Interpretation:

Negative

Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Test Limitations:

For specimens directly plated by clinicians at AFCH, non-dermatophyte fungi will not be recovered. 

Additional Information:

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