Why to get tested?
To detect a fungal infection, to determine which specific fungus or fungi are present, and to help guide treatment
When to get tested?
When a doctor suspects that you have a skin, lung, or systemic fungal infection; sometimes after treatment to monitor its effectiveness
What sample needed?
The sample collected depends upon the suspected location(s) of the infection. Some examples include: scrapings of the skin, nail and hair samples, body fluids, blood, and/or a tissue biopsy.
What preparation I need before test?