CULTURE, FUNGUS, SKIN/HAIR/NAILS

Mnemonic

FCSK

Synonym

Dermatophytes

Guidelines

This order is NOT appropriate for specimens other than skin scrapings and nail or hair clippings.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Cuttings or scrapings of skin, hair or nails

Handling

Specimen in sterile container.

Minimum Volume

Several cuttings or scrapings of specimen

Transport

Dry sterile container at 20-25°C, DTM media or SAB slant

Rejection Criteria

Insufficient volume or frozen specimen

Stability

Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 1 week

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Culture

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

87101

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:08 AM