Skin KOH

PURPOSE OF TEST

KOH preparations of skin scrapings and nail samples are used for the direct microscopic identification of fungal elements such as yeast and hyphae.

POLICY

KOH Skin and Nail Prep

SUPPLIES

Skin KOH Testing Supplies

IDA Pages (Clinical Indications, Documentation Plan, Clinical Actions)

Pediatric Clinic 6M / Dermatology Clinic WD92

INITIAL ORIENTATION, TRAINING & COMPETENCY

Initial Orientation & Training: See your Service Chief for Orientation & Training

Competency: Have your Service Chief enroll you in the online PPMP coursework for Skin KOH Testing. This testing is required twice a year – once between Jan-Jun and again between Jul-Dec. You must score 80% or better to pass.

QUALITY CONTROL

Not Applicable

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)

KOH