FUNGUS DIRECT SMEAR (088-0019)CPT 4 Code: 87205
Test Order Mnemonic: F KOH
Applies To: KOH preparation
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Collect skin scrapings, aspirate, fluid, etc. in the same manner as a fungus culture. Most fungal culture requests include a screening KOH prep. Order separately if no a routine specimen type. Call Microbiology Lab if there are questions - 772-1125.
Storage Instructions: Room temperature
Causes for Rejection: Sputum, CSF, urine, blood
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: 1 day; test performed Monday-Saturday
Specimen: Skin scrapings, aspirate, fluid, tissue, hair. These samples have KOH as part of the Fungus culture order. Specify this test if on other sample types.
Container: Sterile container
Test Method: KOH and calcoflour stainRevised/reviewed 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux