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/vial/bag. 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.