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nail sample

; nail scraping samples of nail plate harvested for laboratory culture and analysis, to identify presence of fungal elements
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Sample collection was done by skin scraping, hair cutting and plucking and nail scraping and clipping.
While, 30 worker hand swab and nail scraping , 6 (40%) and 3 (20%) cases of candidiasis, 10 yeast isolates were obtained (Table I).
Possibly, this is because multiple sampling gives better access to nail-bed debris, because it becomes easier to collect an adequate specimen after the first or second nail scraping, favoring isolation of the fungus.
This was 1 case in which the nail findings may have steered the clinician toward getting a nail scraping for microscopic analysis using potassium hydroxide or a fungal culture.
The question is usually followed by folklore, wild guesses, and a lot of finger tapping, nail scraping, gouging, and eyeballing.
The various clinical specimens collected were oral swabs, ear swabs, vaginal swabs, stool, CSF, sputum, blood, pus, nail scraping etc.
The nail scraping, clippings were placed on a clean slide and mounted with a 22 mm cover slip.
A KOH (potassium hydroxide) medium will demonstrate a fungal colony in skin or nail scrapings.
It said nail scrapings suggest she may have tried to fight off an attacker.
Instructions for collecting skin and nail scrapings
The scientist told the court that similar results were obtained from tests carried out on nail scrapings and clippings taken from the girl.
Your physician can tell the difference by doing a culture or looking at nail scrapings under the microscope.