Tests and treatments
Skin flake analysis
What is it?
Particularly when a fungal skin infection is suspected, skin flakes can be examined and cultures can be grown. For the analysis, the dermatologist will scrape off several skin flakes from a suitable area of the skin abnormality.
- The procedure is painless.
- Analyses are performed by the laboratory.
- In the case of fungal infections, the result may take a few weeks.
Centres and specialist areas
Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Van Autryve Els