Fungal Culture, Dermal
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Specimens are plated on mycobiotic agar, which contains chloramphenicol and cyclohexamide to inhibit bacterial and saprobic fungal contamination. Cultures are incubated at 30 degrees C for 30 days. Identification of dermatophyte species is based on colony and microscopic morphology and a variety of available physiologic tests, biochemical tests, nucleic acid hybridization probe tests and PCR, DNA sequencing or MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, when applicable.(Hall L, Wohlfiel S, Roberts GD: Experience with the MicroSeq D2 large-subunit ribosomal DNA sequencing kit for identification of filamentous fungi encountered in the clinical laboratory. J Clin Microbiol 2004;42:622-626)
Supplemental Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Sunday; Varies
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Positive cultures reported when detected. Negative cultures reported after 30 to 35 days.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test