Fungal Stain, Calcofluor, Skin, Hair or Nails [14824X]

Test Code
18693

CPT Codes
87220

Preferred Specimen
Skin or hair or nails submitted in a sterile, leak-proof container

Instructions
Remove hairs with forceps, scrape skin or scalp scales, clip nails and include keratin scrapings. Cleanse skin with alcohol before scraping. Cleanse feet and hands before collecting nails.
Refrigeration can inhibit dermatophytes

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: See instructions
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology
Calcofluor White Stain

Setup Schedule
Set up: Wed-Fri a.m., Daily p.m., and nights; Report available: 1-2 days

Reference Range
Not applicable

Clinical Significance
Fungi can infect the hair, skin, and nails. Early diagnosis can lead to effective treatment.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153



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