Preliminary negative within 3 weeks
Final negative within 5 weeks
- Patient Preparation
- 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).
- Specimen source required. Indicate suspected organism(s).
- Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
|0060728||Culture, Fungal - Skin, Hair or Nails|
- Dermatophyte Culture
- Fungal Culture
- Trichophyton Culture