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Epic Test Name KOH PREP (FUNGAL STAIN)
Components Stain
Synonyms Fungal smear
Description Identify fungus using fungal smear (eq. yeast, aseptate hypahe, septate hyphae).
Specimen Requirements 
Container Sterile container
Specimen Type Hair, Skin, or Nail clippings.
Preferred Collection Volume
Minimum Collection Volume
Collection Instructions Collect clippings into sterile container.
Specimen Handling Ambient and refrigerated : 1 week
Rejection Criteria Nonsterile or leaking containers. Swabs, blood or bone marrow. Specimens submitted in guaze.Blood or frozen tissue: specimen in viral transport (including, but not limited to M4, M5, nasal swab, wood shaft or charcoal swab, catheter tip.
Methodology Microscopy
Reference Range Negative for fungal elements.
CPT Code(s) 87206
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time1 Day
Performed Daily
Performed by Microbiology
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Updated/Reviewed 02/22/2018


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