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Fungal Culture, Skin, Hair or Nails (INACTIVE as of 02/17/15:  Refer to 0060149)
0060728
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
MC FUNGSHN
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Positive cultures are reported as soon as detected
Preliminary negative within 3 weeks
Final negative within 5 weeks
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Clippings or scrapings of skin, hair, or nails. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer clippings or scrapings to sterile container. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens other than skin, hair or nails, refer to Fungal Culture (ARUP test code 0060149). 
Remarks
Specimen source required. Indicate suspected organism(s). 
Stability
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Culture negative for fungus.
Interpretive Data


Note
Identification performed on mold isolates. Yeast identification is reported by request only. Identification of molds and/or yeasts on positives is billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87101
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060728Culture, Fungal - Skin, Hair or Nails580-1
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Aliases
  • Dermatophyte Culture
  • Fungal Culture
  • mold
  • Mould
  • Trichophyton Culture
  • Yeast