This test is referred to another lab outside our network
This does not affect where samples are sent and where your results are issued.
Sample type and Volume required: 
Skin scrapes from active edge of lesion
Nail scrapes in sterile universal deep enough to include invaded tissue, ideally base of nail.
Hair should be plucked to include scalp scales and placed in a sterile universal or 60 ml container.
Turnaround time: 
Microscopy 1 week Culture 2 – 4 weeks
Infection Sciences Department at Bedford Hospital
01234 795913
Bedford Hospital
Kempston Road
MK42 9DJ
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015