Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
KOH for dermatophytes

Synonyms
Dermatophytes - KOH exam

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Submit skin scrapings, hair or nail clippings.

Transport in a sterile petri plate or polycup.

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat: 30 minutes
Routine: 2 hours

Methodology
KOH microscopic exam

Ranges
no fungal elements seen

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