Bacteriology, Giemsa stain
Days test started:
Specimen Type/VolumeSkin crusts with embedded hair.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolPluck with forceps or scrape with a scalpel blade and collect into a sterile leakproof container. Do not submit scalpel blade to lab. Refrigerate immediately.
Testing for presence of Dermatophilus congolensis. Negative Giemsa stain does not exclude D. congolensis infection and aerobic culture is still recommended.