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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 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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