Fungus Culture, Skin, Hair and Nails

Last Modified: 10/21/2020 2:04:33 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: Skin, Hair or Nails in a sterile, dry, tightly sealed plastic container
Collection Instructions: For all three specimen type collection instructions please see Addendum D
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Ambient
Reference Range: No Growth
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Specimens are inoculated onto artificial growth media and incubated sufficient time to allow growth of the suspected microbe. Media type, incubation conditions and period of incubation may vary with the type of microorganism suspected.

Appropriate identification will be performed
Preliminary negative results are reported weekly
Methodology: Manual
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: Positive Immediately / Final Negative 4 weeks
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CXFNS
EPIC Test Code: LAB2101
Alternate Test Names: Culture, Fungus Skin, Hair and Nails
Included Tests: Fungal Smear
CPT Coding: 87101, 87220 (Reflexes 87106, 87107)

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