Culture, Fungal, Dermatology Screen

Test ID LAB6018
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s) 87101
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1830
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Skin scrapings, Nail clippings, Hair or Dermatology brushes
Gram stain No
Fungal Direct By request, skin only. Not available for dermatology screens.
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time 3 weeks
Specimen Stability: 7 days at room temperature or 24 hours refrigerated.

Only Dermatophyte species of fungus are reported; for skin specimens where other fungi are of clinical concern, collect a punch biopsy and order test Culture, Fungus, Pathogen (LAB240).
To rule out infection in these sites due to Candida spp., order Yeast Screen (LAB241).

Species level identification for Dermatophytes performed only for appropriate clinical circumstances.

Reviewed by jcarr on December 08, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514