Microscopy and Culture

Turnaround time: 
Microscopy - patients examined in laboratory can wait for results, or 2 days; Culture - 2-4 weeks; 6 weeks for biopsies
Special sample instructions: 

Biopsies should be received by the laboratory within 1 day, and should be kept moist by immersion is sterile saline.

Storage and transport: 
Patients can be examined in laboratory, or up to 3 specimens per patient are accepted by post. Skin, hair, nail, swabs, brushes accepted
Mycology Laboratory at St Thomas'
020 7188 6400
St John's Institute of Dermatology
South Wing - Staircase C
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.
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Last updated: 07/08/2015