Scrapings/ clippings for mycological investigation


Test indications

Investigation of suspected dermatophyte infection.

Test information

State specimen site, type and brief description of lesion.

Samples required

Collect in a Dermapak, available from pathology stores, or a sterile universal.

Turnaround time*

Total of 28 days, which includes an interim microscopy result at 3 days. 

*Quoted turnaround times are the time from receipt of specimen into the laboratory to 90% of reports leaving the laboratory. Stated times are based on normal working hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory bank and public holidays.