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Test ID NBLD0300 KOH for Fungal Elements (Skin, Hair, or Nails)

AKA

Fungal Elements, KOH prep

Specimen Type/Requirements

Specimen: See fungal culture for specimen collection or source specific culture for collection instructions:
 

See information contained in Microbiology Specimen Collection Guidelines (found under resources on the left hand side-bar).

Stability/Transport

Room Temperature    
Refrigerated    
Frozen    

 

Performed Test Frequency

Monday – Friday

Methodology

Wet mount with Calcofluor White stain and/or 10% KOH.

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo-Microbiology

CPT

87220

Analytic Time

1-3 days