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KOH SKIN, HAIR, NAILS

Test Name  KOH SKIN, HAIR, NAILS 
Mnemonic  KOHS 
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CPT   87220 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  Sterile container 
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Handling  Specimen: SKIN, HAIR, NAILS: Submit in clean, dry container. Skin: Cleanse skin with 70-95% alcohol; collect scales with a scalpel at the active border of the lesion. Hair: Pluck 10-12 hairs with forceps. Nails: Cleanse nail with 70-95% alcohol; Remove outermost layer by scraping with a scalpel and discard the scraping. Collect scraping from the deeper, diseased areas of the nail. Scrapings from under the nail can also be submitted. Stability: Ambient  
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Required Information  Source of specimen 
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Reported   Routine 1 day, STAT 1hr 
Note  Do not refrigerate the specimen. 
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