The laboratory will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Fungal culture (dermatophytes)

Preferred Sample

Hair, brush containing hair. If sending hair only, follicle must be present.

Fee

$24

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

14 days- some isolates may require additional incubation for structure formation and may result in extended turnaround time

Description

Isolation and identification of fungus from diagnostic samples.

Please note that the laboratory does not culture for Blastomyces dermatididis, a dimorphic fungi. If suspected, cytology or serology may be more appropriate test methods. Please contact the laboratory to aid in choosing the best test based on case history and sample type prior to submitting your sample.

Species

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

Shipping Requirements

Send hair or brush in closed container or bag. Ship at room temperature.

Additional Instructions

Need a rapid result? We also offer Dermatophyte species PCR.

Check out our Microbiology page for helpful collection and interpretation information.