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 Recent changes for Dermatophyte Fungal Culture (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Dermatophyte Fungal Culture (Sendaway Test)
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26th March 2021
Alternative names

Skin scrapings for fungal culture, nail clippings for fungal culture, hair for fungal culture

Skin scrapings for fungal culture, Nail clippings for fungal culture, Hair for fungal culture

Preferred Container Type

Plain 70mL pot

Plain 70mL pot
Special:Agar Plates for Dermatophyte Culture

26th March 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

Fungal culture must be specifically requested.

Fungal culture must be specifically requested.

Do not treat affected area prior to scraping. Firmly scrape the lesion at the advancing border.

Implant the scrapings into the surface of the special agar plates (supplied by laboratory) or collect in a sterile pot.

Do not send blades to the laboratory.

26th March 2021
Alternative names

Skin scrapings for fungal culture, nail clippings for fungal culture, hair for fungal culture

26th March 2021
Assay name

Fungal Culture (Sendaway Test)

Dermatophyte Fungal Culture (Sendaway Test)

Dermatophyte Fungal Culture (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Skin scrapings for fungal culture
Nail clippings for fungal culture
Hair for fungal culture
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:FUN
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Code FUN for dermatophytes, nail, hair and skin scrapings

For all other samples please code as per normal microbiology panels and send to microbiology department  

Specimen Types:Skin Scrapings
Nail Clippings
Hair
Container Types:
Plain 70mL pot
Special:Agar Plates for Dermatophyte Culture
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

Fungal culture must be specifically requested.

Do not treat affected area prior to scraping. Firmly scrape the lesion at the advancing border.

Implant the scrapings into the surface of the special agar plates (supplied by laboratory) or collect in a sterile pot.

Do not send blades to the laboratory.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
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