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
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.