Bacteriology, wet mount
Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume1) Affected tissue, lesion, fluid, exudate, 2) Hair and skin scrapings.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container: 1) with freezer packs; 2) without freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolCollect into a sterile leakproof container/vial/bag. 1) Refrigerate immediately. 2) Store at room temperature.
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.