Microscopic Exam - KOH

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Microscopic Exam - KOH Bacteriology $8.50
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
All Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F 24-48 hours
Specimen Requirements:    
Affected areas of hair, scab, skin submitted dry in plastic bag or sterile tube; do not send glass slides.
Collection Protocol:    
Cleanse lesion with alcohol wipe. Scrape scabs and hairs from edge of lesion with sterile scalpel blade. Affected hairs may be plucked.
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof container. Overnight or 2-day shipping is recommended.
Additional Information:    
The KOH microscopic exam is included in the dermatophyte culture request but may be requested separately.