Dermatophyte species (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Skin, hairs, scabs, scraping from at or around lesion, culture isolate

The sample should be placed in a sterile tube with a secure cap, such as a red-top tube. Please DO NOT send samples collected with a toothbrush for PCR testing. Samples submitted on a toothbrush will be rejected for PCR; a dermatophyte culture will be ordered automatically.




Days Tested


Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from test day


This assay targets the DNA of portions of the 18SrRNA, ITS1, ITS2, and 5.8S genes from multiple fungal species associated with ringworm infections. This assay detects Microsporum canis, M. gypseum, Trychophyton verrucosum and T. mentagrophytes.


Bovine | Canine | Feline | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

Please double-bag samples to ensure sample containment. To ensure inclusion in the test run, samples should arrive the day prior to test day.