FUNGUS CULTURE, skin, hair, nails (088-0014)
CPT 4 Code: 87102
Test Order Mnemonic: F FUN
Applies To: KOH preparation, isolation and identification of yeasts and moulds
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Use a sterile scalpel to scrape skin lesions. Collect hair and base of hair roots for scalp shavings. Collect nail scrapings and material from nail bed. Place scrapings or nails in a sealed, clean container.
Storage Instructions: Room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
Causes for Rejection: Swabs.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Cultures are held for 3 weeks
Specimen: Skin scrapings, scalp scrapings, nail scrapings, skin, hair, hair follicles
Volume: 10-15 hairs for scalp, more than 0.5 grams of scrapings
Container: Sterile cup or container
Test method: Culture
Revised 6/24/2011 by T. Friloux