Fungal Culture, Skin, Hair or Nails
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
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 Name
0060728Culture, Fungal - Skin, Hair or Nails
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Aliases
  • Dermatophyte Culture
  • Fungal Culture
  • mold
  • Mould
  • Trichophyton Culture
  • Yeast