Test Details

Mnemonic

FSSHN

Ordering Code

3400763

CPT-4 Code(s)

87220

Specimen Information

Collect

Skin, hair or nails

Specimen Preparation

Skin, hair or nails collected in a sterile leak proof container. Remove hairs with forceps, scrape skin or scalp scales, clip nails and include keratin scrapings. Cleanse skin with alcohol before scraping. Cleanse feet and hands before collecting nails. Refrigeration can inhibit dermatophytes.

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Calcofluor White Stain
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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