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Overview Brief

Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail test is done to detect the presence of a fungal infection. [2]

What is Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail?

Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail test is a lab test which is done to identify and isolate the specific fungi that caused the infection. [1]

Why is Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail suggested?

The Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail test is suggested when the existence of a fungal infection is detected.

Fungal infection has the following symptoms depending on the specific area of the body:

  • Presence of itchy, red, and scaly areas of skin.
  • Unusually thickened nails with brittleness or deformation.
  • Presence of white patches in the mouth.
  • Presence of yeast infection in female genitalia.

How is Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail performed?

Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail test is performed as follows:

  • A sample is taken from the patient.
  • The lab test is done on the test sample.

What are the parameters measured in Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail?

Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail test gives the practitioner an idea about the specific kind of fungi that has caused the infection. According to which effective treatment can be charted out. The test results also determine whether the medication or treatment being administered is effective or not.

Preparation before performing Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail

The following points need to be taken into consideration before the Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail test:-

  • The patient must visit the doctor to discuss all the details of symptoms and medical history.
  • If the patient has experienced any prior problems in taking blood tests, they must inform the doctor before taking the test.

Post-care after Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail

Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail test is a simple procedure. No special care is required post the sample for testing has been given.

A bandage may be required in case blood is drawn.

Sample types in Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail

Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail test is done with the use of[1]:

  • Scarpings of the infected area.
  • A sample of hair for superficial infections.
  • A blood sample.

Side effects/risks of Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail

Identification of Fungal Elements, Nail is a simple lab test hence, there are no side effects or risks of undergoing the test.

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