|Alternate:||Potassium Hydroxide Prep; Fungus Prep; Wet Prep|
|Includes:||Microscopic examination for fungal elements.|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only|
|Specimen:||Specify specimen site, hair shaft, scalp, nail or skin scraping|
|Container:||Sterile container, slide|
|Temperature:||Room temperature or Refrigerated|
|Rejection:||Not received within 24 hrs|
|Normal:||No fungal elements seen.|
|Uses:||Determine presence of fungi.|
|Limitations:||Culture is more sensitive than KOH prep. KOH may be negative when the culture is positive.|
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