Dermatophyte Identification

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Dermatophyte Identification Bacteriology $ 10.00
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Most animal species M, Tu, W, Th, F Up to 14 days*
Specimen Requirements:    
Dermatophyte test media inoculated from affected areas of hair, scab, skin, beaks, claws, feathers, toenails for laboratory identification.  Indicate date of inoculation of culture.
Collection Protocol:    
Specimen should be taken after first cleaning the area with 70% alcohol or a non-medicated, non-fungicidal soap.  Specimen may be obtained by plucking hair with scabs, scraping nail bed or skin with scalpel blade
Shipping Requirements:    
Seal plate or tube and ship in ZiplocĀ® bag(s).  Do not refrigerate or freeze.  Overnight or 2-day shipping for samples recommended 
Additional Information:    
*Identification may be completed in 1-14 days.