Sporothrix schenckii - RT-PCR
Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume1) Skin biopsy 2) swab of lesion 3) 0.5 mL CSF
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection Protocol1) Tissue - 25-100 mg of fresh or frozen tissue with no preservative. Formalin-fixed tissues must be fixed for less than 24 h. 2) Swabs (nasal/rectal/fecal/etc.) - synthetic swab (no cotton tipped swabs) snapped off into a red top tube (RTT). Avoid swabs with wooden applicators. Swabs from culturettes are acceptable, but please snap swab off into an empty RTT. Also, avoid putting swab back into media/gel. No culture media, viral transport media, or saline solution is necessary. 3) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) - ~0.5 ml in LTT or RTT. Sample should be less than 3 days old.
This test is sent to an external laboratory. Shipping (test code: xtrnu) and handling (test code: xhand) fees are also applicable on each submission. External test price is subject to change.