Fungal Smear Skin, Hair and Nails

Last Modified: 4/12/2019 10:03:59 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: Printable collection instructions Addendum D
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: Skin Scrapings, Hair or Nails in a Sterile Grey Capped Container 
Collection Instructions: Collection Instructions for all three specimens
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 2 weeks Ambient
2 weeks Refrigerated
Reference Range: No fungal elements seen
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:
Material is processed and examined microscopically for evidence of fungi.
Methodology: Manual
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 day
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: KOHSH
EPIC Test Code: LAB2119
Alternate Test Names: KOH
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87220

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