Bacteriology, wet mount

Code:

wm

Lab:

B

Days test started:

M-F

TAT:

2-5 d

Available for:

Food Animal
Companion Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

1) Affected tissue, lesion, fluid, exudate. 2) Hair and skin scrapings.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container: 1) with freezer packs. 2) without freezer packs.

Collection Protocol

Collect into a sterile leakproof container. 1) Refrigerate immediately. 2) Store at room temperature.

Additional Information

Wet mount is routinely done as a part of fungal culture (myc). This test is used for microscopic detection of fungal elements. Negative wet mount does not exclude fungal infection, and fungal culture is still recommended.