LABORATORY TEST CODE
1 – 4 days; allow 14–16 days for the fungal culture
Submit separate specimens for RealPCR and fungal culture. Plucked hair with follicles (minimum 10–20 visible hairs) and skin scrapings from the active border of lesion (preferred) in an a WTT (plain plastic tube) in two sterile containers. If no distinct lesions are present, pluck hairs from site of prior lesions (if known; preferred) and/or submit hair from a thorough coat brushing, using a toothbrush, in a sterile container. Keep specimens refrigerated.
STORAGE AND STABILITY