Hair, brush containing hair. If sending hair only, follicle must be present.
MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI
14 days- some isolates may require additional incubation for structure formation and may result in extended turnaround time
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.
Bovine | Canine | Feline | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other
Send hair or brush in closed container or bag. Ship at room temperature.
Need a rapid result? We also offer Dermatophyte species PCR.
Check out our Microbiology page for helpful collection and interpretation information.