Diagnostic Section: 
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
14 days
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples, include date inoculated and any incubation conditions performed. Ship at ambient temperature. Sterile, sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container. Meida plate taped closed and in light protective covering
Specimen Requirements: 

Inoculated dermatophyte (DTM) slants or split plates

Collection Protocol: 

Media should be inoculated with representative skin scrapings or hair plucks from around affected area. Media should be submitted to laboratory for incubation and observation no more than 3 days after inoculation.

Additional Information: 

Isolation and identification of fungal dermatophytes from inoculated dermatophyte media Specimens received inoculated more than 5 days prior to receipt date and/or specimens covered in high numbers of environmental fungi may be rejected.