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Fungal smear (Wet Microscopic examination)

Test Code:

BA0094

Synonym(s):

 

Specimen Container

Wide mouth sterile container
Stool container

Specimen Requirement

ETT, Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), Urine - Use wide mouth sterile container

Skin scraping:- Disinfect skin lesions with alcohol, scrape the active borders of the lesion to collect epidermal scales into a dry sterile container.

Nails: Disinfect nails with alcohol gauze, obtain the material below the infected nail (subungual debris) and submit in a dry sterile container.

Hair: Remove representative abnormal hair with forceps and scrape some epidermal scalp scales into a dry sterile container.

Stool: Collect a portion of fresh stool in wide-mouth stool container. Send to Lab within 2 hrs.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

1 day

Reference Value(s)

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Microbiology

Contact Number

6394 1388

Day and Time Performed

Mon - Fri: 0800 hrs to 1900 hrs
Last specimen receipt time: 1800 hrs

Sat: 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs
Last specimen receipt time: 1630 hrs

Sun: 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs
Last specimen receipt time: 1500 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Method:Wet microscopic examination. Please send a separate order and specimen if *fungal culture is required.

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Fungal smear (Wet Microscopic examination) BA0094
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