Nail Testing for Fungus (Onychomycosis)
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.
- Frozen specimens
- Specimens in formalin substitute (alcohol-based)
- Ambient: 1 week
This test is used to detect and diagnose infections of the nail using a PAS stain.
Monday - Friday