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Lab Test Dictionary

Culture, Fungus, Skin, Hair or Nails (39515)

Methodology

Fungal Culture, Isolation and Identification


Synonyms

Fungal

Specimen Type

See Below

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

28-35 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Skin, Hair or Nails

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

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.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 7 Days; Refrigerated: Not recommended; Frozen: Unacceptable

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in commnents, on specimen and on batch sheet.


Comments

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.


CPT Codes

87101


Revised

09-27-22