Nail Testing for Fungus (Onychomycosis)

Methodology: 
Microscopic exam
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Reported: 
3 days
Use: 

This test is used to detect and diagnose infections of the nail using a PAS stain.

Specimen Requirements: 

Place nail fragments in an empty sterile container 10% formalin.

For containers and fixative, contact UF Health Pathology Laboratories' Client Services Department at 888.375.LABS (5227).

Storage/Transport Temperature: Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.

Unacceptable Conditions:
  • Frozen specimens
  • Refrigerated
  • Specimens in formalin substitute (alcohol-based)
Stability (collection to initiation of testing):
  • Ambient: 1 week
Interpretation Data: 

Positive, negative

CPT Code (s): 
  • 88305
  • 88312
Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 70055

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