KOH Prep

Test Code
KOH Prep

Alias/See Also
KOH|KOH PREPARATION|KOHPREP

Preferred Specimen
SPECIMEN

Minimum Volume
0

Instructions
Submit only 1 of the following specimen:|Hair|Send at least 10-12 hairs in a screw-capped, sterile container. Label container with patient's name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.|Nails|Wipe the nail with 70% alcohol. Scrape the outer surface of the nail and iscard. Collect scraping from the deeper, diseased areas of the nail, and place in a screw-capped, sterile container. Label container with patient's name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.|Note:|Specimen source is required on request form for processing.|Skin scrapings|Clean skin with 70% alcohol. Scarp the advancing edge of the lesion with a sterile glass slide into a screw-capped, sterile container. Label container with patient's name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.|Note:|Specimen source is required on request form for processing.|Vaginal specimen|Obtain specimen from infected site using a Culturette swab. Insert swab into the vagina. Allow to remain in place for 1 minute. Return swab to sterile Culturette, and crush ampule to ensure specimen preservation. Label container with patient's name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.|Note:|Specimen source is required on request form for processing.|

Transport Container
STERILE CONTAINER

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature

Setup Schedule
Monday through Friday

Performed By
LabFirst



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