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39515: Culture, Fungus, Skin, Hair or Nails Print View
Specimen Source:      
Status:      
Fungal Culture, HSN      

PRIMARY
1 Hair 1 (1) g   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Skin   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
  Nails   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

Fungi can infect the hair, skin, and nails. Early diagnosis can lead to effective treatment.

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 is not recommended because
it can inhibit dermatophytes.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
28 days

CPT Code
87101

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
METHODOLOGY: Fungal Culture, Isolation and Identification If culture is positive, ID will be performed at an additional charge. DNA Sequencing and Direct Probe are additional ID methods. If the organism cannot be identified by the original method or if there are multiple organisms, either may be performed at an additional charge. Possible add on codes: 90272, 92265, 90273, 92267, 92268.






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