Imperial Collage Healthcare

Dermatophyte microscopy and culture


Sample Required
• Skin scrapings• Hair (plucked with follicles)• Nail clippings


Sample Container
Dermapak, Mycotrans and/or sterile universal container


Sample Collection

  • For skin scrapings and nail clippings disinfect the affected area with alcohol and collect sufficient amount
  • For hair samples, include at least 10 infected hair strands


Transport/Storage
Transport to the laboratory within 2-3 days of collection
Store at room temperature in dry conditions


Turnaround Time
4-5 weeks


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