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Animal Skin Infection Profile (DNA) with Fungal Culture


Ringworm (fungal pathogens), Sarcoptes mite, Demodex mite, and Fungal Culture

The Ringworm DNA test screens for the most common fungal pathogens (Microsporum
canis, Microsporum gypseum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes) responsible for

Test Code:


Sample Requirements:

Skin Infection Profile:
  • Skin scrapings and hairs with follicles in a sealed fungal envelope
    or sterile container


  • Swab in aerobic transport media;
  • Urine in a tightly sealed sterile plastic jar;
  • Tissue in a sterile container with a few drops of sterile saline;
  • Fluid in a sterile container;
  • Skin scrapes in a sterile container

Turn Around Time:

Skin Infection Profile: 2 – 3 business days

Culture: 14 business days, longer depending on growth

Related Tests:

Animal Skin Infection Profile (DNA)
Demodex mite
Fungal Culture
Ringworm (fungal pathogens)
Sarcoptes mite

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