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Fungal Direct Smear

Components

Name Method Department Units
Smear, Fungal Direct KOH and calcofluor stain
CMI, Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Skin or nail scrapings or hair shaft

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Specimen collected on swab.
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

KOH/Calcofluor procedure performed. Test performed same day or next working day.

CPT Code

  • 87206