KOH PREP FOR FUNGUS

Test Code
KOHP

CPT Codes
87220

Includes
Cutaneous scrapings from nails, hair, or skin collected as follows:

Nails
1. Do not send clippings. Scrape flat surface of nail with blade until you get down to infected part which will generally be crumbly or cheesy.
2. Place scrapings in a sterile dish.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
.
Hair
1. Pull out several dead hairs (will pull out easily without pain and may be coated).
2. Place hair in a sterile dish.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Skin
1. Scrape dry skin around lesion.
2. Place scrapings in a sterile dish.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Note:
1. Sputum and other viscous fluids are also acceptable.
2. Label specimen appropriately (Nail, Hair, Skin).


Transport Container
SPECIMEN

Methodology
Manual



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