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About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: Skin scrapings, nail clippings, hair

Turnaround Time: 5-7 days microscopy, culture 3-6 weeks

Microscopy and culture for dermatophytes - please state if contact with animals as prolonged culture may be required for zoonotic infections

Other Comments:

Collection container Sterile plain container or dermatophyte collection container

Special instructions - Provide relevant clinical data including contact with animals

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed store at ambient temperature