Fungal Culture, Isolation and Identification
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
Skin, Hair or Nails
Remove hairs with forceps, scrape skin or scalp scales, clip nails and include keratin scrapings. Cleanse skin with alcohol before scraping. Cleanse feet and hands before collecting nails. Refrigeration is not recommended because it can inhibit dermatophytes.
Room Temp: 7 Days; Refrigerated: Not recommended; Frozen: Unacceptable
Indicate source in commnents, on specimen and on batch sheet.
If culture is positive, ID will be performed at an additional charge. DNA Sequencing and Direct Probe are additional ID methods. If the organism cannot be identified by the original method or if there are multiple organisms, either may be performed at an additional charge. Possible add on codes: 90272, 92265, 90273, 92267, 92268.