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Nail Clippings – Mycology
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Microscopy results are available 48-72 hours after receipt. Culture results are available after 3 weeks or earlier if positive.|
Skin, hair or nail clippings. Use a dry sterile container. All fluid should be collected aseptically and transferred directly.
Sample stability – 1 week
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