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Test Compendium

5014: KOH PREP

Test Code

  • 5014

Test Synonym

  • POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE PREP

Volume

  • 1 Swab, 1 Sterile Container

Minimum Volume

  • 1 Swab, 1 Sterile Container

Specimen Requirements

  • Skin/Lesion Scraping

Container

  • Slide Specimen, Swab, Sterile Container

Storage

  • Ambient Or Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 2 days

Special Instructions

  • Skin, nail scrapings, hair, body fluids, sputum or bronchial washings in a sterile container Use a culture swab for oral, genital or wound specimens

Additional Information

  • KOH prep for fungal elements.

Specimen Stability

  • 72 hours, ambient or refrigerated