Fung Cult-Skin, Nail, Hair

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: FUNGS MIC2

Specimen Type: Skin, hair, nails

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: Several small pieces of skin, hair, or nails

Cause for rejection: Specimen sent in nonsterile container, QNS - no specimen seen in container

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Small petri dishes can be used to transport pieces of skin, hair, or nails to laboratory for culture. These petri dishes are available from Microbiology (38412) upon request. Any sterile screw cap container is also available for transport of specimen. Deliver to lab immediately.

OC Power Word: LCULTFUNGS

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 6 weeks

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 72 hours

CPT Code: 87101

Synonyms: Dermatophyte Culture

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