Fungal culture for dermatophytes (hair, skin, nails)

Test Methodology:

Automated system; Colorimetric


Running Day:

Daily


Turn Around Time:

after 6 weeks


Specimen Requirement:

hair strand, nail clippings or skin scraping collected in a sterile container or collected “sandwiched” in 2 glass slides


Patient Preparation:

None


Special Considerations:

None


Unit Conducting the Service:

Microbiology