Nails

Cutting pieces of nail with the scissors and sending them for testing is most often ineffective. To take a nail sample:

  • Disinfect the area beforehand to avoid contamination with bacteria (rub with a pad soaked in alcohol);
  • Remove all flaky or easily detachable elements from the nail;
  • The sample should be taken in the areas at the point of contact between the healthy and unhealthy tissue;
  • Using a sterile scalpel or sharp curette, remove shavings from the nail and collect them in a sterile recipient.

 

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