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
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.
Standard aseptic collection procedures should be followed.
Specimen: Skin scrapings from periphery of lesion, nails, hair
Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container
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.
Transport specimen to the laboratory.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
For specimens directly plated by clinicians at AFCH, non-dermatophyte fungi will not be recovered.
Preliminary negative results reported after 7 days. Final negative results reported after 4 weeks.