KOH PREP

Code
600.0300
Name
KOH PREP
Category
None
Department
Microbiology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
87210
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Swab

Volume

Transport Info

Room Temperature

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

No yeast or fungal elements seen

Methodology

Microscopic Examination

Clinical Significance

Identify fungi.

The diagnosis of mycotic infections is dependent on the isolation and identification of fungi from clinical specimens. To accomplish the prompt and optimal recovery of fungal agents, the laboratory needs to consider the quality of specimen collected, the necessary steps to process the specimen, and the most appropriate media that will provide optimal fungal recovery.

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