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Hair, skin, or nail cuttings or scrapings
• Hair: Epilate 10 to 12 hairs. Specify the source of the specimen and include any pertinent clinical information. Cultures are incubated up to three weeks before a final report is issued.
• Skin and nails: Cleanse the area with 70% alcohol prior to specimen collection. Nail scrapings should be from a subsurface portion of the infected nail. Skin should be taken from the active border of the lesion.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; inappropriate transport device; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually more than 72 hours); specimen received frozen
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|182337||Dermatophyte Only, Culture||575-1||182337||Dermatophyte Only, Culture||575-1|