Fungal Culture
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Include clinical information relevant to test on request form.

Collection:
Skin scrapings: clean area with alcohol swab and take scrapings from

the active outer edge of the affected area.

Nail scrapings: Clean area with alcohol swab and scrape the nail to

obtain nail particles. Nail clippings are less satisfactory.

The value of these tests is dependent on sufficient material being

collected.
Container(s):
Sterile container (Sterile Container)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed 8:30 - 17:00 (Mon-Fri). Results available same day

(microscopy), up to 4 weeks for culture

Laboratory:
Microbiology (8382-9209)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Culture - fungal
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
Deliver immediately to testing laboratory. OOH: place in fridge.

Data Entry Code:

SydPath Division:
Microbiology

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Date/Time published: 27/05/2020 16:34:39
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