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4605X: Culture, Fungus, Skin, Hair, Nail with Direct Fluorescent/KOH Print View
Specimen Source:      
Status:      
Fungal Culture      
KOH Preparation      

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

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.

Transport Temperature: Room temperature
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
30-45 days

CPT Codes
87101, 87220

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: Calcofluor White Stain Culture If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(S): 87106 or 87107). DNA Sequencing and Direct Probe are additional identification 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 (CPT code(s): DNA sequencing 87153, Direct Probe 87149).






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