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Culture, Fungus, Skin/Hair/Nails

Mnemonic

C Fungus SHN

Synonym

Dermatophytes

Guidelines

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

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient collection site should be clean.

Collect

Cuttings or scrapings of skin, hair or nails

Supply Item Number - 370167

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

Reported

Preliminary Negative: 48 hours or as found positive; Final Negative: 4 weeks

Method

Culture

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

Comments

Additional charges for identification of organisms (CPT 87107, 87106)

CPT Codes

87101, (87107, 87106 as needed)

Last Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2020 09:05:00 AM


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