Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 21, 2019 @ 10:13 am

5710

KOH Prep, Skin, Hair, and Nails

Specimen:Collect:
  • Skin Scrapings in Sterile Specimen Container

Also Acceptable:
  • Hair in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Nails in Hair in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • Skin Scrapings in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • Nails in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
  • Hair in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
Rejection Criteria:
  • Specimen submitted frozen
  • Hair or nails submitted in saline
Stability:Ambient: 1 Week(s); Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Microscopy
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:2-4 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87220
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 5712 - SOURCE
  • 5711 - FUNGAL ELEMENTS
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