Submit inoculated test media plate or tube.
Specimen (hair, scabs, skin, beak, feathers) 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 a scalpel blade. Inoculate your preferred test media.
Test media should be labeled with animal name and date inoculated. It may be incubated at room temperature prior to submission.
Laboratory identification may take 1-14 days or more. Only presence/absence of dermatophyte is reported.